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When Elvis met Nixon

Elvis Presley & Richard Nixon 1970

Elvis Presley & Richard Nixon in the Oval Office in 1970 – don’t they make a strange couple?

Elvis wrote to Nixon saying that he wanted to become a Federal Agent in the fight against drugs (rumour has it that he just wanted the badge since he collected police and military paraphernalia!). In the meeting he presented Nixon with a Colt .45 pistol as a gift.

I particularly love the 3rd photo, it looks like Nixon is bowing to Elvis but I think he’s just admiring his cufflinks!

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You can see the orignal letter Elvis wrote and the transcript and photos from the meeting here.

Elvis Presley & Richard Nixon 1970

Elvis Presley & Richard Nixon 1970

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