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Reference FCO 82/539
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Political Reports from Consular Posts in USA (Folder 2) (1975)
Description Newsletters from British consular posts in the various regions of the United States, including monthly pieces written by J M Heath, D E Richards, Archie Rendall, F Kennedy, Donald Stokes, Laurence P Hope, W C Hodgkins and others, all sent to Mark Russell, Counsellor for Internal Affairs, or to R A Fyjis-Walker, at the British Embassy in Washington DC. Monthly reports from Chicago, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, Memphis, Detroit, Seattle, California, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Cleveland, Ohio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Urban affairs and city politics. Local politics, municipal ballots, primaries and Supreme court nominations. State economies, consumer climate, industrial outlook. Foreign affairs, US foreign policy. Oil, US economy, economic round-up, Mid-West economy. Automobile industry. Cars. Upturn in sales in the automotive industries. Education. Agriculture. Energy. Oil. Creation of the Energy Independence Authority. The 1976 Presidential Campaign. Ronald Reagan. Hubert Humphrey. The policies of President Ford. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. Assessment of President Ford's performance and the post-Nixon era. President Ford's cabinet reshuffle. Visit by Margaret Thatcher to the US. Political slush funds. Campaign funds. Federal Court trial of John Swainson, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and his acquittal on the charge of conspiracy and bribery, but his conviction on three charges of perjury. Views in the US and of the American public on Britain. US-UK relations. Views on Britain and the problems of Northern Ireland. IRA bombing campaign. NAACP. Race.
Date 1975
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States, United Kingdom
Places Alaska; Australia; Britain; Canada; China; Cyprus; Europe; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Mexico; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Norway; Russia; Soviet Union; Spain; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Yugoslavia
People Bentsen, Lloyd D; Brezhnev, Leonid; Carter, Jimmy; Ford, Gerald; Haig, Alexander; Humphrey, Hubert; Jackson, Henry; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Kennedy, Edward Moore; Long, Russell B; Meany, George; Mills, Wilbur; Muskie, Edmund; Nixon, Richard M; Reagan, Ronald; Rockefeller, Nelson; Russell, Mark; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al; Swainson, John; Symington, James; Tunney, John Varick; Wallace, George
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Atomic Energy Commission; British Embassy; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Coal; Common Market; Concorde; Congress; Conservation; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Detente; Dirty tricks; Draft; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; Exports; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); Federal Reserve; foreign policy; General Motors; Gubernatorial; Health; Inflation; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Japanese; Levies; Mayoral elections; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Payments; Pollution; Poverty; Presidential candidates; Price controls; Race; Recession; Republican Party; Senatorial; Strikes; Supreme Court; Tariffs; Taxation; Taxes; Terrorism; The Nine; Trade; Unemployment; Vice President; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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