When Elvis Met Nixon: The Documents (Part 6) - Krogh Memo for Neal Ball
This memo was written by Bud Krogh on 27th January 1972 to former Nixon Deputy Press Secretary, Neal Ball. The purpose of the memo was to provide guidance for a column being written on Elvis' meeting with President Nixon by columnist, Jack Anderson, for the Washington Post.
The memo provides some background information on the meeting and briefly describes what took place during the meeting.
Transcription of the Krogh Memo for Neal Ball
January 27, 1972
MEMORANDUM FOR NEAL BALL
SUBJECT: GUIDANCE ON JACK ANDERSON COLUMN - ELVIS PRESLEY
Elvis Presley came to the White House on December 21, 1970. He had informed certain White House Staff members that he wanted to report to the President on some of the activities (this includes financial support and public statements and appearances on behalf of law enforcement) he had undertaken in support of law enforcement throughout the country and of his efforts to fight drug abuse through his public performances.
A few weeks earlier, Elvis Presley had been announced by the Chamber of Commerce as one of the top ten outstanding young Americans, a distinction which was concurrently bestowed on the President's Press Secretary.
Citation: Memorandum from Egil "Bud" Krogh to Neal Ball, Re: Guidance on Jack Anderson Column-Elvis Presley, 27 January 1972
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