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Conversation: 639-005

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Start Date: Saturday, December 18, 1971 5:43 PM

End Date: Saturday, December 18, 1971 5:50 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Woods, Rose MaryWhite House operatorNixon, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan)Butterfield, Alexander P.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:05:12

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:17:03

639a.mp3

639b.mp3

639c.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 18, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Rose Mary Woods, White House operator, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan) Nixon, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:43 pm to 12:50 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 639-005 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 639-5

Date: December 18, 1971
Time: 12:43 pm - 12:50 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Rose Mary Woods.

     President’s schedule

The President talked with the White House operator at 12:43 pm.

[Conversation No. 639-5A]

[See Conversation No. 16-108]

[End of telephone conversation]

     John D. Ehrlichman

     Meetings

     Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker
          -Woods’s location

The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat) Nixon between 12:44 pm and 12:45 pm.

[Conversation No. 639-5B]
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 639-5 (cont.)


[See Conversation No. 16-109; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Christmas cards
          -Messages

     The President's schedule
          -Football
               -Robert K. Gray
                      -Binoculars
          -Church
          -Weather
          -Bermuda
               -Florida
                      -Christmas

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 12:45 pm.

     President’s schedule

     Signing papers

     Questions and answers sheet

     [Pause]

Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:50 pm.
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 639-5 (cont.)


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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[Duration: 3m 8s ]


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Woods left at 12:50 pm.