Participants included former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill, who also served as assistant director of OMB in the Nixon administration; Ed Harper, assistant director of the Nixon White House Domestic Council, and later deputy director of OMB and head of domestic policy under President Reagan; Andrew Rouse, executive director of President Nixon’s Advisory Council on Executive Organization (Ash Council); and Richard Nathan, former director of the Rockefeller Institute at the State University of New York, who also served as assistant director of OMB in RN’s first term. Geoff Shepard, former Nixon White House Domestic Council associate director for general government, moderated the discussion.
Marking 40 years since President Nixon’s resignation, the Richard Nixon Foundation and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum are releasing unedited June 1983 footage of the 37th President – in his own words – chronicling his final days in the White House with former White House aide Frank Gannon.
Each video in the series — entitled “A President Resigns” — is divided up by day and will be published in real time, the day on which the events happened 40 years ago. The series launches Tuesday, August 5 and will continue through Saturday, August 9.
The general public is invited to follow the story as it unfolds daily and engage on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube using the hashtag #APresidentResigns.