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Conversation: 111-003

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Start Date: 24-Jan-1973 8:36 AM

End Date: 24-Jan-1973 10:49 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Mansfield, Michael J. ("Mike")Byrd, Robert C.Stennis, John C.McClellan, John L.Fulbright, J. WilliamJackson, Henry M. ("Scoop")McGee, Gale W.Scott, HughGriffin, Robert P.Thurmond, StromYoung, Milton R.Aiken, George D.Tower, John G.Goldwater, Barry M.McFall, John J.Ford, Gerald R.Mahon, George H.Morgan, Thomas E. ("Doc") (Dr.)Stratton, Samuel S.Waggonner, Joe D., Jr.Arends, Leslie C.Bray, William G.Cederberg, Elford A.Mailliard, William S.Devine, Samuel L.Kemp, Jack F.Timmons, William E.Ziegler, Ronald L.Korologos, Thomas C.White House photographer

Recording Device: Cabinet Room

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NARA Description:

On January 24, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and bipartisan Congressional leaders, including Michael J. ("Mike") Mansfield, Robert C. Byrd, John C. Stennis, John L. McClellan, J. William Fulbright, Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson, Gale W. McGee, Hugh Scott, Robert P. Griffin, Strom Thurmond, Milton R. Young, George D. Aiken, John G. Tower, Barry M. Goldwater, John J. McFall, Gerald R. Ford, George H. Mahon, Dr. Thomas E. ("Doc") Morgan, Samuel S. Stratton, Joe D. Waggonner, Jr., Leslie C. Arends, William G. Bray, Elford A. Cederberg, William S. Mailliard, Samuel L. Devine, Jack F. Kemp, as well as William E. Timmons, Ronald L. Ziegler, Thomas C. Korologos, and the White House photographer, met in the Cabinet Room of the White House from 8:36 am to 10:49 am. The Cabinet Room taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 111-003 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 111-3


Date: January 24, 1973
Time: 8:36 am - 10:49 am
Location: Cabinet Room

The President met with Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield, Robert C. Byrd, John C. Stennis, John L.
McClellan, J. William Fulbright, Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson, Gale W. McGee, Hugh Scott,
Robert P. Griffin, Strom Thurmond, Milton R. Young, George D. Aiken, John G. Tower, Barry
M. Goldwater, John J. McFall, Gerald R. Ford, George H. Mahon, Dr. Thomas E. (“Doc”)
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)



Morgan, Samuel S. Stratton, Joe D. Waggonner, Jr., Leslie C. Arends, William G. Bray, Elford
A. Cederberg, William S. Mailliard, Samuel L. Devine, Jack F. Kemp, William E. Timmons,
Ronald L. Ziegler, and Thomas C. Korologos; the White House photographer was present at the
beginning of the meeting

     [General conversation/Unintelligible]

     Vietnam Peace Agreement
          -President’s statement
                -Thomas P. (“Tip”) O’Neill, Jr.’s statement
                -Content
          -Congressional briefing
                -Timing
                     -Reasons
                     -Stipulations
                     -North Vietnamese


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 10m 23s ]

     VIETNAM PEACE AGREEMENT

     SOUTHEAST ASIA

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

[To listen to the segment (1h42m29s) declassified on 02/28/2002, please refer to RC# E-603,
E-604, and E-605.]

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          -Fulbright’s view
          -Foreign aid authorization
               -Mahon’s view
                     -Continuing legislation
                     -Possible opponents
                           -McClellan
                           -Morgan
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)



                             -Young
                             -Fulbright
           -President’s appreciation
           -Future congressional briefings
           -Kissinger
                 -Press briefing
                 -President’s appreciation
           -President’s appreciation
                 -Congressional support
                       -Past actions


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     Korean war

[To listen to the segment (35s) declassified on 02/28/2002, please refer to RC# E-605.]

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           -Need for Congressional support
                -Leaders’ influence
                -Importance
                -Statements
                      -Four points
                      -Prisoners of war [POWs]
                      -Indochinese peace/Vietnamization
                -POW wife
           -American soldiers

     [General conversation/Unintelligible]
          -President’s appreciation
          -Bipartisan efforts
                -Kissinger
                     -Press conference
                -Possible congressional resolution
                -Mansfield
                -Fulbright
                -Kemp
          -Congressional resolution
                -Content
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)



                 -Raymond K. Price, Jr.

     [General conversation/Unintelligible]

The President left at 10:49 am