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Reference FCO 82/266
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Internal political situation in the USA, with US Cabinet details (1973)
Description Reorganisation of President Nixon's administration since his re-election in order to reduce the size of his government. The key figures of the new administration remain the Presidential Assistants in the Executive Office. There are seven of these;- John Ehrlichman Presidential Adviser for Domestic Affairs, Henry Kissinger Presidential Adviser for Foreign Affairs, George Shultz Presidential Assistant for economic affairs as well as Secretary of the Treasury, Bob Haldeman responsible for White House administration, Roy Ash Director of the Office of Management and the Budget, William Timmons Assistant for Congressional Relations, Peter Flanigan Assistant for International Economic Relations. Heads of government Departments report to the President through these Presidential Assistants. New heads of three departments also have the additional function of Counsellors to the President within the Executive Office. The three new Counsellors are Caspar Weinberger Secretary for Health, Education and Welfare, James Lynn Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Earl L Butz Secretary of Agriculture. Included is a list of the US cabinet of 1973, William P. Rogers Secretary of State, George P Shultz Secretary of the Treasury, Elliott Richardson Secretary of Defense, Richard G Kleindienst Attorney-General, Rogers C. B. Morton Secretary of the Interior, Earl L. Butz Secretary of Agriculture, Frederick B Dent Secretary of Commerce, Peter J Brennan Secretary of Labor, Caspar W Weinberger Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, James T Lynn Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Claude S Brinegar Secretary of Transportation. The Department of State, William P Rogers, Kenneth Rush, William J Porter, William J Casey. The Department of Defense, Elliott Richardson and William P Clements. And address by Senator George McGovern (Democrat, South Dakota) delivered at Oxford University, England on his personal view of American Politics and the Watergate Scandal. Interview with President Nixon from the Washington Post. Structure of economic policy making in the US Administration explained.
Date 1973
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States
Places Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Cuba; Europe; France; Germany; Israel; Japan; Korea; Lebanon; Russia; Soviet Union; Uganda; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Ash, Roy; Brennan, Peter J; Brinegar, Claude S; Burns, Arthur; Butz, Earl L; Casey, William J; Clements, William P; Connally, John B; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Dent, Frederick B; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Eberle, William; Ehrlichman, John D; Flanigan, Peter; Kissinger, Henry; Kleindienst, Richard G; Lynn, James; McGovern, George; Mills, Wilbur; Nixon, Richard M; Overton, Hugh; Porter, William J; Richardson, Elliot; Rogers, William P; Rush, Kenneth; Shultz, George; Stein, Herbert; Timmons, William; Truman, Harry S.; Weinberger, Caspar W
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Armed services; Arms; Atomic Energy Commission; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Census; Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Civil rights; Communist; Congress; Congressional Relations; Conservation; Council of Economic Advisers; Council on Environmental Quality; Council on International Economic Policy; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; Environmental Protection Agency; Exports; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); Federal Reserve; Federal Trade Commission; foreign policy; Free trade; Gubernatorial; Health; Home Office; Inflation; International Economic Policy; International Economic Relations; Mayoral elections; NASA; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Office of Management and Budget; Oil; organisation; Payments; Pollution; Poverty; Presidential Task Force on International Development; Price controls; Protectionist; Race; Republican Party; Segregation; State Department; State of the Union Message; Supreme Court; Taxation; Taxes; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Vietnam War; Wages; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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