- 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
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).