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Remembering William Simon

"Energy Czar" William Simon, as "Energy Czar," discussing an energy conference with President Nixon on 9 February 1974. On 8 May 1974, William Simon was sworn in as the 63rd Secretary of the Treasury after serving in the Nixon Administration as Deputy Secretary of the...

Richard Nixon and the Duke

President Richard Nixon presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Duke Ellington on the music legend's 70th Birthday, April 29, 1969. By Chris Barber A close look at President Nixon will reveal a man who grew up with a great sense of admiration for music. An avid...

When Candor Won the Day

Forty years ago today, President Nixon spoke quite candidly at the Mississippi Economic Council, treating those gathered not only to an economic lesson but allowing them -- and those listening on television and radio -- to grasp his strategic vision of a new set of...

My Gift to the President

The author (right) presents a scrapbook in support of President Nixon on April 2, 1974. White House staffer, Robert Genader (left) accepted the gift on behalf of President Nixon. By Bob Bostock Forty years ago today I visited the White House for the first time. I...