Another Historic First: President Nixon and D.C. Home Rule
May 16, 2014: Officials from Nixon’s White House domestic policy staff and Department of Justice talked President Nixon’s vision to make the District of Columbia a model city. Topics discussed included economic development, efforts to reduce crime, and bringing political representation to the people of America’s capital.
Participants at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. included Egil “Bud” Krogh and Sallyanne Payton who both worked on the Nixon White House Domestic Council on issues involving the District of Columbia, and Don Santarelli, then associate deputy attorney general of the United States. Dean Kotlowski, author of “Nixon’s Civil Rights: Politics, Principle, and Policy,” and professor of political history at Salisbury University moderated.