Secret White House Tapes

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491–31
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John G. Tower
  • Robert D. "Bob" Lee
  • Jill Lee
  • A.J. "Bob" Blasé
  • Richard A. Moore
May 5, 1971
Conversation No. 491-31

Date: May 5, 1971
Time: 12:23 pm - 12:43 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John G. Tower, Robert D. (\"Bob\") Lee, Jill Lee, A. J. (\"Bob\") Blase, and
Richard A. Moore; members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting.

Introductions

Goodwill Industries

[General conversation]
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-Lapel pin

[Camera noise]

[General conversation]
Presentation of gifts
-Tie clasp
Conv. No. 491-30 (cont.)
Goodwill Industries

Press

Lee, Mrs. Lee, Blase, and Moore left at 12:28 pm.

[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under court order from
December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums, et al. v. James M.
Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records Administration produced this
transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]

President's visit to Lyndon B. Johnson Library
-Invitation to Tower
-President's schedule
-Florida
-Ben F. Barnes
-President's schedule
-Plane
-Johnson
-Library

Texas drought
-[Preston Smith]
-Clifford M. Hardin
-Political impact
-Administration position
-Congress
-Tower's and Robert D. Price's bill
-Democrats
-John B. Connally
-Hardin
-John D. Ehrlichman
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-Domestic Council
-Disaster declaration
-Hardin
-President's possible memoranda
-Tower's schedule
-Ehrlichman
-Price
-Bill Conv. No. 491-31 (cont.)
-Federal relief
-Loans
-Hay
-Credit
-Small Business Administration [SBA]
-President's position

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:28 pm.

Photograph
-Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:43 pm.

Decade of service dinner for Tower, May 27, 1971
-Dallas
-Possible film clip by President
-Tape
-Radio
-Message

Atkins entered at an unknown time after 12:28 pm.

Photograph
-Distribution
-Texas papers

Atkins left at an unknown time before 12:43 pm.

Texas drought
-Rain
-Crops
-Cattlemen
-Texas and Oklahoma
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-New Mexico
-Political impact
-Ehrlichman's possible call to H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-President's conversation with Hardin
-Democrats
-Administration's position
-Domestic Council
Bull entered at 12:43 pm. Conv. No. 491-31 (cont.)

President's schedule
-Haldeman

Bull and Tower left at 12:43 pm.
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