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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • [Dwight] David Eisenhower
  • Julie Nixon Eisenhower
April 11, 1973
Conversation No. 893-6

Date: April 11, 1973
Time: 10:11 am - 10:59 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II and Julie Nixon Eisenhower.


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

Greetings

Weather

-Rose Mary Woods

-Snow


President’s schedule

-State dinner

-Arrangements


Oval Office

-Desk

-President’s as Vice President

-Executive Office Building [EOB]

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

-John F. Kennedy

-Lyndon B. Johnson

-Johnson’s removal of desk

[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II

-Plans

-George A. Goodling

-William F. Goodling

-Political Plans

-Position on staff
-Samuel L. Devine
-Pennsylvania Republican State Chairman, Cliffor J. Jones
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-President’s meeting with Goodling and Devine
-George Goodling’s planned retirement
-David Eisenhower’s announcement of candidacy
-Goodling’s retirement
-Potential opposition
-John Eaton [?]
-Plans
-Martin G. Hamberger
-Hamberger
-Relations with other Pennsylvania Republicans
-President’s assessment
-Announcement
-Eaton [?]
-Strategy for nomination

-Timing of candidacy

-Goodling’s staff

-Tacit endorsement of Eisenhower
-William Goodling’s plans
-Goodling’s plans
-Devine
-District
-Residence
-Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
-Strategy
-Reassessment of post-Naval career
-Political job
-Speaking engagements
-Washington, DC
-Meetings with local politicians
-Expression of interest
-Timing of announcement
-Residence location
-Washington, DC area
-Significance
-Residence
-Farm

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[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II

-Plans for political office

-Farm purchase in district

-Tenant farmer

-Tax payer

-Investment

-Equipment

-Visits


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[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II

-Plans for political office

-Farm purchase
-Compared to apartment
-Enterprise
-Investment
-Residence in Maryland house
-Conversation with Jones
-Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
-Contract

-Employment

-George H. W. Bush

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-Republican National Committee [RNC]
-Finance Committee [?]
-Internship with Roman Huiska
-Value
-Capitol Hill
-Problems
-Richard S. Schweiker
-Liberal staff
-Hugh Scott
-Pennsylvania Republican State Chairman
-Recommendation
-Goodling
-Political employment
-Location
-Washington, DC area

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[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II

-Plans for political office

-Employment

-Campaign Committee
-House of Representatives
-Research
-Travel
-Bush

-Research

-Issue-based

-Bush

-Recommendations

-Speeches

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-College campuses
-Candidate search
-Campaign Committee
-Barber B. Conable, Jr.
-Republican Policy Committee

-New York

-Travel

-Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis
-Employment

-Moonlighting

-Articles

-Human interest
-Pennsylvania Congressional District
-Presence
-Fees
-Employment
-Travel
-Writing
-Capitol Hill
-House Armed Services Committee

-Defense Department

-Defense expenditures in district

-Carlisle Army barracks
-Defense Issues
-Young people
-Employment
-Bush
-Devine’s recommendations
-Goodling’s plans
-Timing of candidacy
-District
-Population

-President’s congressional district in California

-Announcement
-Timing
-Lincoln’s birthday
-Location
-Gettysburg

-Organized part

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-District
-Editors
-Harry McLaughlin

-Harrisburg [newspaper?]

-Friendship with Mamie Eisenhower

-Organization
-Press relations
-Manager
-Recruitment
-McLaughlin
-Support of Eisenhower family
-District
-Coffee klatsches
-Value
-Support
-Campaigning
-Timing
-Fatigue
-Present activities
-Politics in district
-Expressions of interest
-Goodling
-Employment
-Bush
-RNC

-Capitol Hill

-RNC

-Perception of work in potential district
-Work with Schweiker

-Travel around Pennsylvania

-Record of support

-Work with Hugh Scott

-Hamberger

-House Campaign Committee

-Devine

-House Policy Committee

-Advantages

-Bush

-Research

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-Robert G. Michel
-Engagements
-Pull from invitations to White House
-Publicity
-Television [TV] appearances
-Today Show
-Tonight Show
-Hamberger
-District

-Residence

-Value to district
-Investments
-Writing fees
-Reader’s Digest
-New house
-Occupation

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President’s schedule

-Camp David

-Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s trip to Boston

-Middlesex Peace Award
-Acceptance on behalf of President
-Remarks
-Speakers
-Charles W. Colson
-Frank E. Fitzsimmons
-Peter J. Brennan
-Margaret M. Heckler
-Supporter of President

Brennan

-Conflicts with George Meany

-Work in administration

-Conflicts with organized labor

-Labor secretaries
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-Wage differentials for teenagers
-Support from economists
-Minimum wage
-Labor unions


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[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II

-Plans for political office

-Farm


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[Duration: 1 m 5 s ]


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Congressional district

-Farmers

-Hamberger’s farm purchase


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[Duration: 35 s ]


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President’s schedule

-White House open house

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-Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon

-Tourists’ visits

-White House tour

-President’s appearance
-Rose Garden
-Ronald L. Ziegler

State dinners
-Waiters

-Stephen B. Bull

-Rex W. Scouten

-Clearing of tables

-Delays

-European customs

-Delays

-Spiro T. Agnew dinner

-Toasts

-President’s instructions

-Scouten

-Future arrangements

-Dinner for Lee Kuan Yew

-Delays

-Shape of tables

-Agnew

-State Department

-Arrangements


Oval Office

-Lincoln painting

-Change of location

-Tone of painting


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[Duration: 1 m 7 s ]


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[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
-Plans for political office

-District

-Primary race

-Hamberger
-William F. Goodling
-Battle
-George A. Goodling
-Endorsement
-Defense of Goodling’s policies
-Political independence
-Residence in White House
-Issues
-Differentiation from administration
-Impoundment [?]
-Agriculture
-National defense
-President’s assessment
-Poll of district
-Clifford J. Jones
-Robert Teeter
-Public’s views of Eisenhower
-Timing
-Usefulness
-Timing
-Residence
-Employment
-Washington, DC
-Articles for Hobe Lewis
-TV appearances

-Tonight Show

-Opponents

-Campaigns

-Candidacy
-Expressions of interest
-Jones
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-District campaign managers
-Recruitment
-Charles Wolfe
-Lawyer for Dwight D. Eisenhower
-Delegate for President in 1968
-Approach
-One step removed
-Relations with party officials
-Finance people
-District
-Pennsylvania women
-Julie’s involvement
-Luncheons
-Mamie Eisenhower
-Party at Gettysburg farm
-Jones
-David Eisenhower’s independence
-Wolfe
-Residence
-Advice from Pennsylvania party officials
-House
-Farm purchase
-Decisiveness

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[Duration: 1 m 4 s ]


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[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
-Plans for political office

-President’s advice

-Residence

-Alternatives
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-York County, Pennsylvania
-Hanover, Pennsylvania
-Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
-Farms
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
-Issues

-US Navy

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

-Candidacy

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower and [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II left at 10:59 am.
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