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Start Date: 20-May-1971 8:16 AM

End Date: 20-May-1971 8:19 AM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ball, George W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:39:48

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:43:06


NARA Description:

On May 20, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and George W. Ball talked on the telephone from 8:16 am to 8:19 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 003-078 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 3-78

Date: May 20, 1971
Time: 8:16 am - 8:19 am
Location: White House Telephone


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)

The President talked with George W. Ball.

[See Conversation No. 502-3]

     Mathias Resolution
         -Ball's position
               -Clark MacGregor
               -President's appreciation for support                 Conv. No. 3-78 (cont.)
               -Compared with a J. William Fulbright resolution

     Congressional relations
         -Henry A. Kissinger
         -William P. Rogers
         -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR], Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions
         -Possible State Department briefings
               -Rogers, John N. Irwin, II
         -State Department and White House
         -President's role

     May 20, 1971 announcement

     Ball's work