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647–12

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647–12
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John E. Sheehanx
  • John Sheehan
  • Kathleen Sheehan
  • Eugene T. Sheehan
  • Edward J. Sheehan
  • Louie B. Nunn
  • JOHN SHERMAN COOPER
  • John H. Sparkman
  • Arthur F. Burns
  • J. L. ROBERTSON
  • George W. Mitchell
  • J. Dewey Daane
  • George P. Shultz
  • Herbert Stein
  • Peter M. Flanigan
  • Frederic V. Malek
  • Oliver F. "Ollie" Atkins
  • E. Pendleton James
January 13, 1972
Conversation No. 647-12

Date: January 13, 1972
Time: Unknown after 12:38 pm until 1:02 pm
Location: Oval Office

Stephen B. Bull met with unknown people; John E. Sheehan, Jean Sheehan, Kathleen Sheehan,
Kevin Sheehan, Kelly Sheehan, Eugene T. Sheehan, Edward J. Sheehan, Lt. Cdr. James E.
Sheehan, Geneva Smith, Admiral C. D. Griffin, Louie B. Nunn, John Sherman Cooper, John J.
Sparkman, Arthur F. Burns, J. L. Robertson, George W. Mitchell, J. Dewey Daane, Sherman J.
Maisel, Andrew F. Brimmer, Robert Holland, George P. Shultz, Herbert Stein, Peter M.
Flanigan, Frederic V. Malek, Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins, and E. Pendleton
James were present at an unknown time after 12:38 pm.

Arrangements for swearing-in ceremony

The President entered at 12:40 pm.

John Sheehan
-Swearing in as member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
[FRB]
-Background
-Kentucky
-Age
-Length of appointment

FRB
-Background of members
-The President’s talk with Arthur F. Burns
-Economists
-Representation of business by Sheehan
-Burns, Shultz

Oath of office

Photographs of family

Photographs of family and Burns
-Senators and governors
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 647-12 (cont.)



Photographic session

Burns

Sheehan’s comments

Presentation of gifts
-Cufflinks
-Bow pins

Nunn
-Finances
-1972 campaign

[General conversation]

[Photographic session]
-Arrangements

[General conversation]

Sheehan's age

FRB
-Independence

Sheehan, et al., except Cooper, left at 12:54 pm.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 27s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 647-12 (cont.)



U. S. Senate
-Middle-of-the-roaders
-Support for the President
-Vietnam
-Forthcoming trips to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet
Union
-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
-Foreign aid
-Cooper-Franck F. Church amendment
-Vietnam
-US troop withdrawals
-Announcement
-Rate
-Edmund S. Muskie
-Vietnam

Cooper's health

Cooper's forthcoming retirement


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 38s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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Cooper's work in the Senate

The Middle East
-Cooper's recent trip to Israel and Egypt
-Anwar El Sadat
-Meeting
-Israel
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 647-12 (cont.)


-Sadat
-Cooper’s view

Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's trip to Africa

India-Pakistan War
-US policy
-Purposes
-Speech
-Indira Gandhi
-Visit to US
-Lorraine Cooper


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 27s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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Cooper left at 1:02 pm.
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