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860–12
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John B. Connally
  • Manolo Sanchez
February 21, 1973
Conversation No. 860-12

Date: February 21, 1973
Time: 3:30 pm - 3:58 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John B. Connally.

Greetings

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:30 pm.

Weather in Florida, California

Refreshments

Connally's meeting
-Date

Manolo Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:58 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov.-09)
Conversation No. 860-12 (cont’d)




President's schedule
-Washington, DC
-Congressional reception

Connally's law firm
-Washington office
-Richard G. Kleindienst
-Discussion with Connally
-Career plans
-John N. Mitchell
-Law firm
-Disadvantages

-Problems
-Justice Department
-Conflict of interest
-Antitrust action
-Legal abilities
-Honesty
-Controversies
-G. Harrold Carswell, Clement F. Haynsworth
-International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
-Watergate
-Value to firm
-Problems of a law firm
-Personal relationships
-Harmony in firm
-Number of partners
-Washington office
-Purpose
-Lobbying
-Staffing
-Tax, antitrust, and Federal Power Commission lawyers
-Washington business
-Government
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov.-09)
Conversation No. 860-12 (cont’d)



-Taxes
- Kleindienst
-Career plans
-Residence
-Modesty
-Executive committee
-Salary
-George Smathers
-Stable law firm
-Independent law firm
-Productivity
-Mitchell’s law firm
-Conflicts of interest
-El Paso
-Tennessee Gas
-Referral to Kleindienst
-Kleindienst
-Assistants
-Age
-Political skills
-1968 election, nomination

Harry S. Dent
-Meeting with President
-South Carolina trip
-Governor
-Support for President
-President's visit to State legislature
-Address
-South Carolina
-Allegiance to Democratic Party
-Nullification
-Andrew Jackson
-Enthusiasm for President
-Budget problems
-Prisoners of War [POWs]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov.-09)
Conversation No. 860-12 (cont’d)




POW return
-Airport reception

POWs
-Captivity
-Conditions
-Statements on return
-Support for President, country
-Public reaction
-Amnesty

Budget
-Spending
-Limits
-Congressional relations
-President's position
-Fiscal policy, taxes
-Public support
-Special interests
-Opposition

Welfare demonstration
-Number
-Jesse L. Jackson
-Bella S. Abzug
-Shirley Chisholm
-Attendance by senators
-Poverty programs
-Republicans
-Clifford P. Case
-Attacks on President
-Increases in health, education spending
-President's response to charges of unconcern
-Demagoguery
-Spending
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov.-09)
Conversation No. 860-12 (cont’d)



-Special interests
-Press relations

Jamaica
-Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo and Robert H. Abplanalp
-Government
-Security
-Connally’s investment
-Nassau
-Investment
-Independence
-Michael Manley
-Physical appearance
-Intelligence
-Connally’s visit
-Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally
-Intelligence
-Knowledge of Jamaicans
-Unemployment
-Nationalization of industry
-Cattle operations
-John Rollins, Pollard Simons, Al Cohen
-Agricultural self-sufficiency
-Manley
-Control of government
-Assistants
-Meeting with President
-Security

Caribbean
-Future
-Nassau
-Independence
-Lunden O. Pindling

Jamaica
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov.-09)
Conversation No. 860-12 (cont’d)



-Relations with US

Caribbean
-Communist threat
-Association with the US
-Nassau, Jamaica
-Maintain status
-Objections
-Welfare
-Citizenship
-Communist threat
-Manley
-Conversation with Connally
-Special trade relationship with US
-Common market
-Sugar quota
-Trade with US
-Preferential trade
-Trade bills
-Import duties
-Effects on US economy
-Unemployment
-Rebozo
-Labor
-Jamaica
-Agricultural labor
-Compared with US Blacks, Mexicans, Cubans
-Manley
-US policy
-Commonwealth
-Jamaica
-Independence
-Population
-Bahamas
-Population
-Army, navy, air force
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov.-09)
Conversation No. 860-12 (cont’d)



-Diplomatic corps
-British Commonwealth
-US policy

US trust territories in the Pacific
-Retention
-Connally’s memorandum
-Henry A. Byroade
-Peace Corps
-Association
-Independence
-Liberals’ support

People’s Republic of China [PRC]
-Press announcement
-Relations with US
-US flyers
-Release
-John Downey
-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-Release
-President’s letter
-Chou En Lai
-Relations with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
-Relations with Japan
-US ties
-PRC concessions
-Taiwan recognition
-Formal diplomatic relations
-US office in Peking
-PRC office in Washington
-Trade
-Impact
-Taiwan
-USSR
-Chou
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov.-09)
Conversation No. 860-12 (cont’d)



-Japan-US cooperation
-Pipeline in Siberia
-USSR influence
-Eastern Siberia

Connally’s trip around the world
-Pollard Simons and wife
-Idannell Connally
-Airplane
-British Aircraft III
-Grummand II
-Length
-PRC visit

PRC
-Western symphony orchestras
-Trip
-Chou’s conversation with Henry A. Kissinger
-Eugene Ormandy
-Ormandy
-Philadelphia
-Inauguration
-Invitation to visit
-President’s support
-Political leanings
-Position on USSR
-Connally visit
-Pollard
-Value
-Length of stay
-Peking
-Hong Kong
-Shanghai
-Arrangements
-President’s assistance
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov.-09)
Conversation No. 860-12 (cont’d)



Idanell Connally

Golda Meir dinner
-Invitation to Connally
-Guest list
-Democrats
-Jews
-President’s supporters
-New York, Los Angeles

Connally left at 3:58 pm.
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