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413–1
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Wharles "Bud" B.
February 23, 1973
Conversation No. 413-1

Date: February 23, 1973
Time: 2:36 pm-2:48 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Charles B. Wilkinson.


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

Sports
-Football
-Basketball
-Track
-Golf
-Baseball
-World Series
-Television [TV] compared with live viewing
-Pace
-Games
-Arkansas-Oklahoma
-Texas-Nebraska [?]
-President as spectator
-Replays

Wilkinson
-Business
-Plans
-Candidacy
-Governor
-Announcement

Oklahoma politics
-Governor David Hall
-George S. McGovern
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Mar.-09)
Conversation No. 413-1 (cont’d)

-Dewey F. Bartlett

Candidacy for political office
-Nomination

Republican candidates
-Poor quality
-Chances of success
-Jack R. Miller
-Golf
-Margaret Chase Smith
-Age
-J. Caleb Boggs
-House of Representatives

Wilkinson’s candidacy
-Governor of Oklahoma
-President’s possible visit
-Hall
-Qualities

Henry L. Bellmon
-Oklahoma
-Polling
-Political make up

Wilkinson’s potential candidacy
-Next Senate race

[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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Olympics bid
-Anti-American sentiment
-Committee
-Wilkinson as head
-Input on members
-College
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Mar.-09)
Conversation No. 413-1 (cont’d)

-Independent study
-Olympics
-1972 Munich Games incident
-Richard A. Moore
-Public relations [PR]
-Wilkinson’s role
-Berlin [?]
-Winter Olympics
-Colorado
-Denver Post

Wilkinson’s schedule
-Moore
-Oklahoma, Dallas

Prisoners of war [POWs] return
-Emotion
-Congress [?]
-POW from Oklahoma
-Col. Robinson Risner [?]
-December 1972 bombing

Vietnam War
-Henry A. Kissinger
-“Establishment”
-Old “Establishment”
-Removal
-Credibility

Fundraising

Ping pong [?]

Europe [?]
-France

Ambassador

Future conversation with Wilkinson
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Mar.-09)
Conversation No. 413-1 (cont’d)


Wilkinson left at 2:48 pm.
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