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775–11
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Walter J. Hickel
  • White House photographer
September 12, 1972
Conversation No. 775-11

Date: September 12, 1972
Time: 12:28 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Walter J. Hickel.

[The White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the
meeting.]

Greetings

Refreshments
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Photograph
-John D. Ehrlichman's and Clark MacGregor's schedule

The President's wardrobe
-The President’s trip to the Soviet Union
-James H. Duff

Duff

Herman Welker
-Arrival in Senate with the President in 1950

Harry S. Truman

Carey Estes Kefauver

Hickel's schedule
-Arrival at White House
-Northwestern air strike

MacGregor and Ehrlichman entered at 12:31 pm.

[General conversation]

1972 Presidential campaign
-Contributions
-MacGregor
-Don S. Hewitt
-George S. McGovern policies
-Businessmen
-Hickel
-Visits through US
-Tone of feeling in US
-Domestic situation
-Hickel’s views
-Retired persons
-Financial community
-Industrialists
-Vietnam War as a factor
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-Possible mandate
-Effect on America
-Unemployment
-Compared to Depression era
-Factors
-Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW]
-Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]
-Department of Transportation
-Department of Interior
-Foreign policy
-Public opinion
-Hickel’s travels
-South
-University of San Diego
-The People's Republic of China [PRC]
-Soviet Union
-Vietnam War
-Domestic concerns


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-Hickel’s travels
-Questions and answers
-Audience response
-Inflation
-Unemployment
-Taxes
-Foreign policy
-Vietnam
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-PRC
-Soviet Union
-Middle East
-Preview of issues
-The President's administration
-Positive actions
-Productivity
-Rise in Gross National Product [GNP]
-Decrease in unemployment
-Earnings on rise
-Georgia
-Mass transit
-Issues
-Revenue sharing
-Welfare reform
-Environment protection
-Transportation
-Housing
-Government reorganization
-Congressional support
-Need for mandate
-Effect on Presidential actions
-Domestic proposals
-Compared to foreign policy
-Administrative reorganization
-Department of Transportation
-Highway Trust Fund
-Congressional support
-The President's State of the Union Address in 1971
-Policies of reform
-Congressional response
-McGovern’s allies
-Governmental responsiveness
-Positive effect of reforms
-Welfare reform
-Executive reorganization
-Revenue sharing
-Initiative on health services
-Publicity
-Colleges
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-Cities


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The President's administration in review
-Gains in foreign policy
-Arms control
-Environmental control, health
-Soviet Union
-Domestic policy
-Continued Congress support
-New Congress initiative
-Transportation
-Urban development
-Support from American people
-Changes in economic America
-Transportation
-Urban development
-Present compared to future
-Eric Hoffer
-Hickel’s view
-Transportation problems
-John A. Volpe
-Vietnam War
-Hickel’s view
-Domestic policies
-Cities as new monument
-Transporation
-Washington, DC
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-Subway system
-The President’s policies
-Support from residents
-Hickel's talk with John C. Whitaker
-Composite transportation system
-New opportunities compared to 1950s
-Anti-trust laws
-Deregulation in system
-Railroads
-International Brotherhood of Teamsters
-New laws
-Congress action
-Government regulations
-Need for improvement

Foreign policy
-Hickel
-Arctic
-Soviet Union
-PRC
-Possible visits
-The President’s view
-Dean Rusk, Stewart Udall, Luther Hodges
-1961 trip to the Soviet Union
-Japan and Siberia
-Indonesia
-Singapore
-Hong Kong
-Mediation between US and PRC
-Hong Kong
-Malaysia
-Singapore
-Hickel’s view
-Natural resources
-Admiral Padown (?)
-Source of resources
-Japan
-Exports from Alaska
-Canada
-Soviet Union
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-Sea of Japan
-Vladivostock
-Japanese technology
-Singapore and Hong Kong
-Human resources
-Indonesia
-Article in Readers' Digest written by Hickel
-Request by Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis
-Bob R. O’Brien
-Alaska
-Importance

Presentation of Presidential gifts
-Janice (Cannon) Hickel
-Peking
-Watch

Hickel, McGregor and Ehrlichman left at 1:15 pm.
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