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President Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley in the Oval Office

Photographer
Oliver F. Atkins
Date of Work
December 21, 1970
Type
Photograph
Credit
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum/NARA
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President Nixon Meets with Elvis Presley in the Oval Office

In this photograph by Oliver F. Atkins, President Richard M. Nixon and American musician Elvis Presley pose for a photo in the Oval Office on December 21, 1970. Out of concern for the country, Presley wrote President Nixon a letter suggesting he be appointed a Federal Agent at Large and requested a meeting. Nixon agreed to meet Presley and, during the visit, gave him a federal narcotics badge. In turn, Presley gifted the president a pistol and some family photos for hosting the meeting.

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