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455–2
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Rogers C. B. Morton
  • Robert J. Hitt
  • John D. Ehrlichman
February 22, 1971
Conversation No. 455-2

Date: February 22, 1971
Time: 10:09 am - 10:38 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Rogers C. B. Morton, Robert J. Hitt, and John D. Ehrlichman

Appointment of Undersecretary

Morton’s trip to Florida
-Press coverage
-Watershed problem
-Florida Power and Light Company
-Nuclear plant

Morton’s visibility
-Public speeches
-John B. Connally
-Congress

Appointment
-Charles J. DiBona
-Peter M. Flanigan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 9/08)



-Dr. James R. Schlesinger
-Budget experience
-William T. Pecora
-US Geological Survey
-John A. Volpe
-Hollis M. Dole
-Materials Commission
-Frederic V. Malek Conv. No. 455-1 (cont.)
-Ehrlichman
-Commissions
-Emphasis on youth
-Bert S. Cross and Robert C. Tyson
-Retired military
-Need for Undersecretary
-Upcoming reorganization
-Problems of Interior Department
-Budget
-Bureaucracy
-Schlesinger
-Melvin R. Laird
-Budget experience
-President’s view
-George P. Shultz
-Robert P. Mayo


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Privacy]
[Duration: 38s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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-Responsibilities
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Privacy]
[Duration: 53s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 Conv. No. 455-2 (cont.)

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-Qualifications
-Environment
-Budget
-Government reorganization


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Privacy]
[Duration: 1m 8s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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-Morton’s role
-Schlesinger
-Congressional relations
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. 9/08)



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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Privacy]
[Duration: 3s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 Conv. No. 455-2 (cont.)

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-Fred J. Russell
-Forthcoming letter
-Meeting with Flanigan
-DiBona
-Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.
-John C. Stennis
-Margaret Chase Smith
-Schlesinger
-President’s view
-University of Rochester
-Volunteer Army

Alaska pipeline
-Hearings in Washington, DC and in Alaska
-Morton’s view
-Oil companies’ view
-Movement of oil
-Alternatives
-Native claims issue
-Congress
-Negotiations
-Need for oil
-Walter J. Hickel’s position
-Tankers
-Valdez port
-Environmental effect
-Nation’s needs
-Morton’s comments
-Public relations efforts
-Flanigan and Shultz
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 9/08)



-Maurice H. Stans
-General George A. Lincoln
-Dole and Pecora
-Role
-National energy policy
-Stans
-Shultz
-President Conv. No. 455-2 (cont.)
-Lincoln
-Stans
-Dole

Morton’s trip to Illinois
-Revenue sharing
-Administration health program

Photos

Hitt and Morton left at 10:38 am

Charles W. Colson

Ehrlichman left at 10:38 am
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