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Start Date: Wednesday, February 28, 1973 1:15 PM
End Date: Wednesday, February 28, 1973 2:01 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); Usery, Willie J., Jr.;
Recording Device: Oval Office
On February 28, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and Willie J. Usery, Jr. met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 8:15 am and 9:01 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 865-006 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 865-6 Date: February 28, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:15 am and 9:01 am Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. -3- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar.-09) Conversation No. 865-6 (cont’d) Employment of minorities and ethnics -Failure to follow President's directives -Frederick V. Malek's approach -Competency -Transportation Department -Appointments -Ambassadors -Advisory committees -Percentage of minority -Goal -Mexicans -Anne L. Armstrong -Tejanos, Californeros -Robert F. Finch, Patricia R. Hitt -Poles, Italians, Mexicans -Eastern Europeans -Political commitments -Effect of inaction -Italian appointments compared with Polish, Eastern European, Mexican -Michael P. Balzano, Jr. -Blacks -John D. Ehrlichman -Symbolism -Job losses -Prestige positions Congressional relations -Social events at White House -Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and William E. Timmons -Meetings with small groups -Ehrlichman, Gerald R. Ford, Hugh Scott -Vetoes -Demands of President’s time -Bryce N. Harlow, Clark McGregor, Timmons, George H. W. Bush, Ehrlichman -Recommendation -4- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar.-09) Conversation No. 865-6 (cont’d) The President talked with Willie J. Usery, Jr. between 8:42 am and 8:43 am. [Conversation No. 865-6A] [See Conversation No. 37-3] [End of telephone conversation] Congressional relations -Certain individual groups to be emphasized -Republican, Democratic supporters -Need for plan -Maurice H. Stans -Timing -Efficacy of social events -Evenings at White House, Church services -Substantive talks The President finished dictating at an unknown time before 9:01 am.