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The Meeting

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  • Ram Lau
    Lots of talks about Bono going to the White House in these days. (Actually not the first time, he s visited Bush least twice in the last few years before this
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 22, 2005
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      Lots of talks about Bono going to the White House in these days.
      (Actually not the first time, he's visited Bush least twice in the
      last few years before this meeting.)

      But with the recent events, it probably feels more like Elvis-Nixon
      than ever.

      Ram


      http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/elvis/elnix.html
      The Meeting

      On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley paid a visit to President Richard
      M. Nixon at the White House in Washington, D.C. The meeting was
      initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a
      visit with the President and suggesting that he be made a "Federal
      Agent-at-Large" in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. The
      events leading up to and after the meeting are detailed in the
      documentation and photographs included here, which include Presley's
      handwritten letter, memoranda from Nixon staff and aides, and the
      thank-you note from Nixon for the gifts (including a Colt 45 pistol
      and family photos) that Presley brought with him to the Oval Office.

      These materials chronicling the Presley-Nixon meeting were obtained
      from the Nixon Presidential Materials Project at the National Archives
      at College Park (College Park, Maryland).
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