Secret White House Tapes

44–143

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44–143
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • William F. "Billy" Graham
April 11, 1973
Conversation No. 44-143

Date: April 11, 1973
Time: 10:00 am-10:08 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William F. (“Billy”) Graham.

[See also Conversation No. 893-5]

Graham's schedule
-Pittsburgh
-Montreat, North Carolina; Tennessee
-Charlotte, North Carolina

President's cables
-Press coverage of Graham's trip to South Africa
-Wes Gallagher of the Associated Press [AP]
-George Pernell of AP

Graham’s trip to Korea
-Anticipated crowds
-Strength of Christianity
-President’s trips to Korea in 1953 and 1967

Graham's support for President
-Prisoners of war [POWs]
-Statements
-Ruth McC. (Bell) Graham’s support

President's opponents
-1972 election
-Vietnam settlement

Watergate
-Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
-Committee hearings
-104-

NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
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Conversation No. 44-143 (cont’d)




-White House staff
-Campaign staff

Marvin Watson
-Comparison with John B. Connally
-Support for President
-Post Office position
-Sermon at Lyndon B. Johnson's funeral
-Career
-Lawyer
-Vice President, Occidental Oil
-Armand Hammer
-Conversation with Graham
-South Africa

White House church services
-Edward V. Hill
-Subject of sermon
-Civil rights
-Graham’s call

Graham's support for President
-Ruth Graham’s support

L. Nelson Bell
-Moderator Presbyterian Church
-Concerns about December 1972 bombing
-POWs
-Jane Fonda
-W. Ramsey Clark

Graham’s conversation with Thomas E. Dewey
-Concerns
-105-

NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Mar.-09)
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