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940–10
  • William W. Scranton
  • UNKNOWN
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
June 14, 1973
Conversation No. 940-10

Date: June 14, 1973
Time: Unknown between 11:29 am and 12:11 pm
Location: Oval Office

William W. Scranton met with an unknown man.
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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)


Seating arrangements

The President and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at 11:31 am.

Greetings

-Grip


Scranton
-Possible role with administration

-Haig’s conversation with Scranton

-Delay

-Conversations
-Mary Lowe Chamberlain
-Scranton’s background
-Politics
-Respect by governors, press
-Conservatives
-Energy
-Workload
-Gasoline
-Importance in US, Europe, Japan
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Middle East
-Scranton’s previous visit
-Even-handedness
-Jews
-Libyan confiscation of Bunker Hunt holdings, June 13, 1973
-Requirements for position
-Interested parties
-Oilmen
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
-Compared to Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., and Gen.
Omar N. Bradley
-Conflict
-George P. Shultz, William E. Simon
-Rogers C. B. Morton
-National Security Council [NSC]
-Defense Department
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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-Elk Hills

-Atomic Energy Commission [AEC]

-Possible gas deal

-Leonid I. Brezhnev

-Costs

-Export-import bank
-Politics
-Japan
-Anti-trust laws
-American flag carriers

-John B. Connally

-Pan American

-Competitions with France, Britain

-Oil companies, oilmen
-Soviet Union, Libyan actions
-Coordination
-Peter M. Flannigan
-Unknown, Standard Oil of New Jersey and Texaco official
-Energy
-US needs
-Coordination

-Alaska pipeline

-Middle East

-Scranton’s possible dealings with leaders
-Compared to William P. Rogers
-[Shah of Iran] Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
-Forthcoming visit to US
-Gulf States
-Rogers’s view

-Libya, Iraq, Algeria

-Saudi Arabia

-Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud [Faisal, King
of Saudi Arabia]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[National security]
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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

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JEWS


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Scranton

-Possible role with administration

-Energy

-Middle East

-Saudi Arabia
-[Middle East peace negotiations]
-[Israel]
-US policy
-Richard M. Helms
-Iran
-Nuclear power
-Opposition
-Youth, environmentalists
-Importance
-Safety
-Edison Plant, San Clemente
-President’s forthcoming conversations with
Brezhnev
-Peaceful uses of nuclear energy
-Coal
-US reserves
-Liquefaction
-Shale
-Solar power
-Supply
-Demand
-Rationing of gasoline
-Automobile fuel economy
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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-Lincoln Continental
-Foreign policy
-Morton, Simon, Charles J. DiBona, John B. Connally
-Connally
-Group
-“Energy Czar”
-Middle East
-Venezuela
-Elections
-Confiscation
-Alaska pipeline
-Energy needs
-Supply
-Congo
-Coordination
-Scranton’s background as governor of
Pennsylvania
-Requirements
-Workload
-Morton
-Plan
-Assistants
-Interior Department
-Elk Hills, California [Naval Reserve]
-Offshore drilling
-Taxes, anti-trust, foreign policy
-Scranton’s recent conversation with Haig

President’s foreign policy accomplishments
-Scranton’s view
-Letters

-Future

-People’s Republic of China [PRC], Soviet Union

-US relations with

-Vietnam

-PRC, Soviet Union

-President’s conversations with Scranton in 1967 and 1968

-New York

-US relations with West Europe

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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-Lyndon B. Johnson

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:31 am.

Folder

-Letter from Brezhnev


Bull left at an unknown time before 12:11 pm.

President’s foreign policy accomplishments

-Soviet Union

-Vietnam

-PRC

-President’s conversations with Edward W. Brooke
-PRC
-Relations with US
-Friendship
-Population
-Nuclear power
-Future

Scranton
-Possible role with administration
-Energy
-Administration of program
-Integration
-Scranton’s conversation with President
-President’s Advisory Commission on Disarmament negotiations
-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit
-SALT
-Principles
-[David] Kenneth Rush
-U. Alexis Johnson

Scranton

-Possible role with administration

-Energy

-Possible trip to Europe

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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-Middle East
-Libya
-US energy needs
-Compared to Europe, Japan
-1956 Suez War
-NSC staff
Kissinger, Rogers
-DiBona
-Experience
-Nuclear power
-Foreign policy
-Anti-trust
-Georges J. R. Pompidou, Edward R. G. Heath, Willy Brandt, and
Tanaka’s meetings with President

Japan-Soviet Union relations
-Tanaka’s possible trip to Soviet Union
-Cancellation
-Kurile Islands

-Speech

-US return

-Soviet return

-Population

-Volcanoes


Scranton
-Possible role with administration
-Energy
-Consumers’ knowledge
-President’s address to nation addressing price control measures,
June 13, 1973
-Gasoline prices
-Supply
-Gasoline supplies
-Refineries
-Research and Development [R & D]
-Earlier effort
-Inadequacy
-June 16, 1973 announcement
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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-June 16, 1973 announcement
-Content

-Rationing

-Volunteerism

-Bureaucracy

-R & D

-Congressional relations

-Japan, Soviet Union

-Compared to US

-Atomic Energy Commission [AEC]

-Dixie Lee Ray

-Nuclear power

-Laurance S. Rockefeller
-Environmentalism
-Consolidated Edison [Con Ed] plant in New York
-Jacob K. Javits
-Reserves
-Con Ed
-New York
-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England,
Maryland

-Independent petroleum distributors

-Leadership meeting, June 13, 1973

-Senate, House of Representatives
-Majors
-Trucks
-Farmers

-Simon

-James T. Lynn

-Scranton

-Integrity

-Oil of New Jersey

-Bunker Hunt

-Credibility

-Conflict resolution

-Eisenhower

-Eisenhower

-Requirements for position

-Morton, Simon, Ray

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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-Political skills
-State and Defense Departments
-Mary Scranton

President’s schedule
-Scranton, Laird, Haig, Bryce N. Harlow
-Scranton’s recent conversation with Harlow
-Kissinger

Kissinger
-Schedule

-“Extracurricular activities”

-Meetings

-Learning

-Vietnam negotiations

-Communique

-Improvement

-President’s messages to Nguyen Van Thieu

-Tone

-Timing

-Congressional aid

-South Vietnam

Israel
-US commitments
-Arab states

-American Jews

-Kissinger

-Background

-Arabs’ view

-Pressure

-President’s view

-Commitments

-Pressure

-Egyptians

-Brezhnev

-Interim settlement

-General principles

-Elections

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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-Compared to US
-American Jews
-Jewish emigration from Soviet Union
-Jackson-Vanik amendment
-Effect
-Ukrainians
-Meeting with President concerning Jackson-Vanik amendment, April 19,
1973
-Most-Favored Nation [MFN] trade status
-Arms limitation
-Anti-Semitism
-Security guarantees

-Soviet Union

-Military aid

-Jets

-Future

-President’s conversations with Golda Meir

-Military conflict with Arab States
-Timing
-Negotiations
-Soviet Union
-Aid to Arabs
-Munitions pilots
-US

Shah of Iran
-Forthcoming trip to US
-Toughness
-Views of President
-Scranton’s conversation with Shah
-Accomplishments

-Persian Gulf

-Land reform

-President’s trips to Tehran in 1953, 1967

-Gross National Product [GNP]

-Growth

-Japan


Scranton
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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-Possible role with administration
-Energy

-Service to US

-Importance to President

-Challenge

-Executive Office Building [EOB]

-Oil
-Farmers

-Strategy

-Staffing

-Liaison with Cabinet

-President’s role

-Foreign policy
-Oil wells
-Depth and cost
-President’s experience as lawyer

President’s schedule
-Brezhnev

Scranton
-Possible role with administration
-Notification
-Timing

Letter from Brezhnev
-Correspondence
-Tone

-San Clemente

-[Scranton’s reading]

-Soviets’ sense of humor

-President’s meetings with Brezhnev

-Scranton’s service in Eisenhower administration


-Scranton
-Possible role with administration
-Mary Scranton’s view
-Possible telephone call from President
-Supercabinet
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Conversation No. 940-10 (cont’d)

-Connally
-Kissinger, Laird, President, Haig
-Scranton’s forthcoming conversation with Mrs. Scranton
-Thelma C. (“Pat”). Nixon’s and President’s view of Scrantons
-Schedule
-Rose Mary Woods
-Brezhnev dinner

Scranton and Haig left at 12:11 pm.
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