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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Anne L. Armstrong
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Stephen B. Bull
December 13, 1972
Conversation No. 822-6

Date: December 13, 1972
Time: 3:08 pm – 3:47 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Anne L. Armstrong and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

Greetings

[Photograph session]
-Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys game, December 10, 1972
-Result
-Injuries
-Larry Brown
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Conversation No. 822-6 (cont’d)

-Armstrong’s schedule
-Ice storm in Texas


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Republican National Committee [RNC] Chairmanship
-George H. W. Bush

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United Nations [UN]
-George H. W. Bush’s view
-Value
-Hijacking vote, December 12, 1972
-Africa


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-Compared to Republican Party

Bush
-Accomplishments
-Senate and House committees

Robert C. (“Bob”) Wilson
-Decision to rn
-Newspaper reports
-Washington Post, Dallas Morning News
-Daniel H. Kuykendall
-Haldeman’ to follow-up on story
-Gerald R. Ford

Republican candidates
-New Majority
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-Wilson, William E. Brock, III
-Senate
-Bush
-House of Representatives
-Age
-Quality
-Ford
-Clarence J. (“Bud”) Brown, Jr.
-Wilson

Refreshments

Republican candidates
-Wilson
-1968 election
-Bush
-Brown
-Barber B. Conable, Jr.
-Ford
-Kuykendall
-Tennessee
-Bush
-Unified organization
-Research finance
-Republican campaign, committees
-1971 campaign finances
-Robert J. (“Bob”) Dole
-Work during 1972 campaign
-Concentration of resources
-1974 Congressional elections
-State legislatures
-Candidates
-Armstrong
-Speech at Republican Convention
-Democratic Party
-Public attitude
-New Majority
-Tom Flynn [?]
-The President’s outreach
-Maryland, Florida
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-1972 election
-Florida, Texas
-Ethnics
-Divisions

John B. Connally
-Conversations with Armstrong and the President
-Invitation to support the President
-Texas Republican Party
-Leader of Texas politics
-Future with Democrats
-Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
-Robert S. Strauss

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Second term reorganization
-Armstrong
-Chief of Protocol
-Armstrong’s conversation with Haldeman
-Tobin Armstrong’s schedule
-Parties
-Trips
-US image
-Ranch
-Trips
-1973
-Europe
-Number
-Europe
-[Leonid I. Brezhnev’s] trip to the US
-Europe
-February
-Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China [PRC]
-Duration
-Image
-Tobin Armstrong
-Conversation with Dwight L. Chapin
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-State Department
-Bicentennial Commission
-The President’s note
-Chairmanship
-David J. Mahoney, Jr.
-Management
-Communications
-Liaison to state commissions, governors, countries
-Anne Armstrong’s schedule
-Compared to Chief of Protocol
-Tobin Armstrong
-Problems
-Mahoney’s schedule
-Committee
-Management
-Politics
-1972 election
-Congressional relations
-Democrats
-James Roosevelt
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
-Chairmanship
-Women
-Appointment to high positions
-Marriage
-Marina von N. Whitman
-[Robert Whitman]
-University of Pittsburgh
-Atomic Energy Commission [AEC]
-Oveta Culp Hobby
-Frances Perkins
-Hobby
-Chief of Protocol
-Ambassadorship
-Symbolism
-Bicentennial Commission
-Co-chairmanship
-Value
-“Sales” ability
-Television [TV]
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Conversation No. 822-6 (cont’d)

-Women
-White House staff
-Cuts
-Barbara H. Franklin
-Recruitment
-Blacks, Jews, women
-Anne Armstrong’s schedule
-Texas
-Bicentennial Commission
-Liaison
-Leonard Garment
-The President’s conversation with Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis
-Liaison with former Presidents
-Special consultancy
-Congressional relations
-Ethnic quotas
-Office location
-Jackson [Place]
-James Biddle
-Compared to Executive Office Building [EOB]
-Purpose
-Role
-Advisor
-Speaker
-Liaison
-Bicentennial Commission
-Republican Party
-Woman
-Role
-Compared to Garment
-Special Consultant or Special Counsel
-Bicentennial Commission
-Other duties
-Women’s groups’ criticism
-Special Consultant
-Possible title
-Special Consultant
-Importance
-Anne Armstrong’s schedule
-Women
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Conversation No. 822-6 (cont’d)

-Point of view
-Franklin’s office
-Office of Management and Budget [OMB]
-Personnel
-Policy
-Virginia H. Knauer
-Consumer Affairs
-Depart of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
-Office location
-Jackson Place
-Bicentennial Commission
-EOB
-Counselors
-Cabinet
-Bicentennial Commission

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:08 pm.

The President’s schedule
-George P. Shultz

Bull left at an unknown time before 3:47 pm.

Second term reorganization
-Armstrong
-Bicentennial Commission
-Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
-Concern
-Francis J. (“Frank”) Sinatra
-Chairmanship
-Chairmanship
-Garment
-White House staff
-Need for specific responsibilities
-Charles B. (“Bud”) Wilkinson
-[National Center for Voluntary Action] [NCVA]
-Bryce N. Harlow’s view
-Counselor to the President
-NCVA
-Wilkinson
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Conversation No. 822-6 (cont’d)

-George W. Romney
-Compared to Bicentennial Commission
-Bicentennial Commission
-Possible failure
-Richard M. Nixon era
-Possible failure
-Congress
-States’ responsibility
-Armstrong
-Bicentennial Commission
-Possible failure
-White House staff
-Possible staff
-Office location
-Specific responsibilities
-Announcement
-Bicentennial Commission
-Political meetings
-Bush

The President’s schedule
-Shultz


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Wilson candidacy
-Message to Ford
-The President’s support
-Fundraising
-House Campaign Committee
-Photographs with the President
-Role for women
-1972 campaign
-Dole
-Clark MacGregor
-Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP]
-Lack of women on staff
-Rita E. Hauser
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Conversation No. 822-6 (cont’d)

-Pat Hutar
-Volunteer

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Second term reorganization
-Armstrong
-White House staff
-Politics
-John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
-Garment
-Modern art
-Nancy Hanks
-Bicentennial Commission
-Kennedy Center
-Modern architecture and art
-The President’s view
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Garment
-1973 Inauguration
-Reviewing stand
-Weather
-“The Movement”
-Physical appearances, lives
-[Robert H. Bork]
-Solicitor General
-Beard
-Conservatism
-Barry M. Goldwater
-Lifestyle
-The President’s views
-Public opinion
-Ted Cummings
-Hollywood
-Compared to Chief of Protocol
-Image
-Tobin Armstrong
-The President’s travels
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Conversation No. 822-6 (cont’d)

-Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
-Anne Armstrong’s schedule
-New Majority
-Bicentennial Commission
-Anne Armstrong’s relationship with Bush, William E. Brock, III
-Women
-Political meetings
-Fights
-Republican Party
-Constance Armitage of National Federation of
Republican Women
-Groups’ criticism
-AEC
-Dr. Edward E. David, Jr.
-Shultz
-Change
-Cabinet
-Supreme Court
-Preparation
-Anne Armstrong’s possible conversation with Haldeman
-Possible title
-Compared to Garment’s title
-Office location
-White House, EOB
-Bicentennial Commission
-Politics
-Special projects
-South
-Recruitment
-South
-Democrats
-Relationship with John E. Tower
-Background
-Texas
-Southern Republicans
-Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
-Linwood Holton’s view

Armstrong and Haldeman left at 3:47 pm.
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