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Start Date: Thursday, July 20, 1972 1:45 PM

End Date: Thursday, July 20, 1972 2:38 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorAcker, Marjorie P.Rockefeller, Margaretta ("Happy")Lovestone, Jay

Recording Device: Oval Office

748-003.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 20, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Charles W. Colson, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, Marjorie P. Acker, Margaretta ("Happy") Rockefeller, and Jay Lovestone met in the Oval Office of the White House from 9:45 am to 10:38 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 748-003 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 748-3

Date: July 20, 1972
Time: 9:45 am - 10:38 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Charles W. Colson.

      The President’s schedule
           -Governors
                -Revenue sharing
                      -1972 election
                      -Forthcoming meeting

      Revenue sharing
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 4m 20s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:45 am and 9:54
am.

[Conversation No. 748-3A]

     Possible letter to Margaretta (“Happy”) Rockefeller
          -Rockefeller's mother death

[End of telephone conversation]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 4m 9s      ]


The President left at an unknown time before 9:54 am.


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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An unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman?] entered at an unknown time after 9:45 am.

     The President’s schedule
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An unknown person [Haldeman?] left and the President entered at an unknown time before 9:54
am.

The White House operator talked with Colson at an unknown time between 9:45 am and 9:54
am.

[Conversation No. 748-3B]

[See Conversation No. 27-16]

     Marjorie P. Acker
         -Telephone call

The President talked with Acker at an unknown time between 9:45 am and 9:54 am.

[End of telephone conversation]

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:45 am and
9:54 am.

[Conversation No. 748-3C]

[See Conversation No. 27-17]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Margaretta Rockefeller
         -Condolence letter
               -Nelson A. Rockefeller’s schedule
                    -Israel
               -White House staff
               -The President's conversation with Dr. W. Kenneth Riland July 19, 1972
               -White House staff

     White House staff
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 5m 5s ]


The P resident talked with Margaretta Rockefeller between 9:54 am and 9:56 am.

[Conversation No. 748-3d]

[See Conversation No. 27-18]

[End of telephone conversation]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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     Labor
         -Vote
               -George S. McGovern
          -The President’s action on Pay Board
               -George Meany

     McGovern's statement on “power brokers”
        -Jay Lovestone

     Lovestone’s schedule

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:56 am and
10:38 am.

[Conversation No. 748-3E]

[See Conversation No. 27-19]

[End of telephone conversation]
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     Colson's forthcoming call to Lovestone
          -McGovern's statement on "power brokers"
                -The President’s reaction
                -Effect on rank and file
                -Meany
                     -The President's treatment
                          -John B. Connally
                          -News conference comment
                                 -Timing
                                       -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial
                                            Organizations [AFL-CIO] convention
                                 -National defense
          -Motive
                -Votes
          -Media coverage
                -Haldeman
                -News summary
                -Unknown person

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 30m 44s ]


Colson talked with Lovestone at an unknown time between 9:56 am and 10:38 am.

[Conversation No. 748-3F]

[See Conversation No. 27-20]

[End of telephone conversation]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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Colson left at 10:38 am.
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