H.R. Haldeman Dies - The Washington Post.
H.R. (Bob) Haldeman (1926 - 1993) An Eagle Scout, Navy veteran of World War II, and advertising executive, H. R. Haldeman had long admired Richard Nixon. It was during Congressman Nixon’s fight to expose Alger Hiss and his ties with Communism that Haldeman first took notice of his fellow Californian.
Participants: President Nixon, Bob Haldeman, Ronald Ziegler President Nixon: All of the Jewish families are close, but there’s this strange malignancy now that seems to creep among them. I don’t know, the radicalism.
Anybody who does research on the Nixon presidency gets intimately familiar with Bob Haldeman - Nixon's top aide. His diary, along with Henry Kissinger's memoirs, are the two essential published sources. Haldeman participated in several oral history sessions, with hundreds of pages of transcripts.
But a generation ago, Haldeman, who has now been dead for nearly a quarter-century, was not a trivial figure. He was White House chief of staff in the Richard Nixon years, perhaps the most powerful.
Ehrlichman was President Richard Nixon’s Domestic Affairs Advisor from the start of Nixon’s term in 1969. Together with H. R. Haldeman, who died some years ago, Ehrlichman formed part of the “Berlin Wall” that protected Nixon. Ehrlichman and Haldeman were both sacked by Nixon in April 1973.
Conversation No. 456-5 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 10:05 am - 11:30 am Location: Oval Office Participants: Richard M. Nixon, H. R. “Bob” Haldeman In one of only a handful of taped conversations that mention the White House taping system, President Nixon contemplates using the taped conversations to inform press briefings by Press.
After the Watergate break-in, Nixon discussed with Bob Haldeman bailing out the five men arrested saying, Well, they took a hell of a risk. And they have to be paid. Later, he told speechwriter Pat Buchanan, The Watergate thing well, thats going to pass.