The Nixon-Presley Meeting

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On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley paid a visit to President Richard M. Nixon at the White House in Washington, D.C. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit with the President and suggesting that he be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. The events leading up to and after the meeting are detailed in the documentation and photographs included here, which include Presley’s handwritten letter, memoranda from Nixon staff and aides, and the thank-you note from Nixon for the gifts (including a Colt 45 pistol and family photos) that Presley brought with him to the Oval Office.

Be sure to read the hand written letter that Elvis wrote Nixon that initiated this meeting.

6 Comments

  1. Maybe Rush Limbaugh will send Dubya a six-page letter asking to be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, too.

  2. Funny how he brought Nixon a 45 as a gift.

    Imagine today, Elvis doing the same, and trying to convince the paranoid twits that it was a gift.

    Fox would then report that Elvis was actually an Arab and was armed with bombs on his visit.

  3. Elvis was addicted to a bunch of different things during this time and for the rest of his life but he got his stuff through a string of doctors and dentists and since they could prescribe the stuff legally, it wasn’t the same as the criminal drugs he was swearing to fight against. Pretzle logic at it’s finest.

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