The Documents (Part 1) - Elvis' Letter to President Nixon
On December 21, 1970, Elvis visited President Richard Nixon at the White House in Washington, D.C. This meeting was initiated by Elvis when he wrote a 6-page letter to the President on American Airlines stationery, while on a red-eye flight to Washington, D.C. In this letter Elvis suggested that he be made a "Federal Agent-at-Large".
The letter was delivered by hand at an entrance gate to the Whitehouse at 6:30am. This letter was then delivered to Egil "Bud" Krogh, one of the President's aides, who was also an Elvis fan.
Krogh was instrumental in making the meeting happen and, with official approval, phoned the Washington Hotel, where Elvis was staying, and arranged the meeting with Elvis' staff member, Jerry Schilling.
Below is a PDF of Elvis' letter to President Nixon, followed by a transcription of the letter.
Transcription of Elvis' Letter to President Richard Nixon
Citation: Handwritten Letter from Elvis Presley to Richard Nixon, Undated
For More Information Please See:
Part of the White House Central: Subject Files
The Subject Files Finding Aid, Health boxes (EX HE 5-1)
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