ROUSSELOT, JOHN H.: Files, 1983 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

 

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ROUSSELOT, JOHN H.: Files, 1983

 

Office of Public Liaison (Business, Defense Issues, Agriculture)

 

John Rousselot (1927-2003) was one of four people simultaneously appointed to Office of Public Liaison positions in April 1983, as Faith Whittlesey replaced Elizabeth Dole as head of the office. Rousselot was a Los Angeles native and longtime vocal Reagan supporter. He had been one of Congress’ most conservative members until he was defeated for re-election in 1982. His Public Liaison portfolio included business, defense, and agricultural issues. Much of his defense-related work in OPL focused on the MX missile, a highly publicized issue at the time. Rousselot left the White House effective November 1, 1983, to work in Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign.

 

The material in the Rousselot staff file collection documents Reagan Administration efforts to raise support for the Administration’s positions on the MX missile and other defense issues. The effort involved a three-stage campaign: “Phase I,” “Phase II,” and “Phase III.” This material comprises Series I: Defense.

 

This collection is arranged into three series: SERIES I: Defense; SERIES II: Business and SERIES III: Agriculture.

 

          SERIES I:  DEFENSE 

          OA 8406       

          MX – Agenda and Strategy (1)-(4)        

          [MX: Agenda and Strategy for Passage of the Peacekeeper Resolution]          

          The United States ICBM Modernization Program (booklet) 

          Phase III      

          MX – Lists [empty folder] 

          Smith and Harroff, Inc.    

          [Aspin, Les – Scowcroft Commission]  

          John C. Barron / Rockwell International re: MX (Common Cause Information)

          MX - I

          Events: Monday 05/16/1983 and Tuesday 05/17/1983         

          JHR MX Briefing / Corporate and Trade Representatives – 05/17/1983 – Vice President Dropby         

          Bipartisan List       

          Proposal for a Presidential National Security and Arms Reduction Advisory Panel     

          MX-II  

          MX-II: [CEO White House visit, May 16, 1983] Photos to Be Signed (Envelope) 

          MX-II: MX – Miscellaneous

          MX-II: MX Supporters       

          MX-II: Members of Congress Against MX         

          MX-II: Members of Congress For MX     

          National Organizations Opposed to MX

          National Organizations Opposed to MX: MX Associates     

          Remarks to Washington Area Business/Trade Representatives on MX    

          Republican National Committee Follow-Up on MX   

          MX - Washington Post Column, 06/16/1983    

          MX - Strategic Force Modernization Briefings 05/16/1983-05/17/1983     

          Bios – MX Briefing  

          MX Support  

          MX Support: Briefing / CEO’s of Business and Trade Associations 05/16/1983  

          MX Support: JHR – MX Briefing /CEO’s Major Trade Associations – Presidential Dropby – 05/16/1983  

          MX Support: [Photos] (Envelope)        

          John Fisher American Security Council

                  

          OA 8407

          Presidential Letter re: 05/16/1983 MX Briefing: JHR Letter to CEO’s Who Attended 05/16/1983 Briefing on MX

          Presidential Letter re: 05/16/1983 MX Briefing: President’s Letter to CEO’s Who Attended the 05/16/1983 MX Briefing

          Presidential Letter re: 05/16/1983 MX Briefing: List – 05/16/1983 CEO Briefing Attendees

          Presidential Letter re: 05/16/1983 MX Briefing: President’s Letter to CEOs Who Did Not Attend 05/16/1983 MX Briefing

          Presidential Letter re: 05/16/1983 MX Briefing: President’s Letter to CEOs Who Did Not Attend 05/16/1983 MX Briefing:

 List May 16 CEO Briefing – Invited, but Did Not Attend (empty)

          JHR Briefings in White House and Other Groups: Briefing for Legislative Executives 08/05/1983

          JHR Briefings in White House and Other Groups: Briefing for Washington Office Executives re MX – 08/04/1983

          JHR Briefings in White House and Other Groups: Washington Business Liaison Group 08/01/1983

          JHR Briefings in White House and Other Groups: Sam Maury / Business Roundtable 08/12/1983 re: MX

          JHR Briefings in White House and Other Groups: Kingston Group 08/12/1983

          JHR Briefings in White House and Other Groups: Stanton Group 08/11/1983

          Grass Roots Effort: Fact Sheet – MX Peacekeeper Missile

          Grass Roots Effort: Makris List / Approps [Senate Appropriations Committee]

          Grass Roots Effort: [Congressional Votes on MX]

          Grass Roots Effort: Frank Fahrenkopf / Republican National Committee

          Grass Roots Effort: Best Editorials on MX – USAF Clips

          Grass Roots Effort: Questions and Answers on MX – Alan Myer

          Grass Roots Effort: American Security Council

          Grass Roots Effort: Best Editorials on MX

          Grass Roots Effort: Press Briefing by Ambassador Rowny on the START Talks, 08/05/1983

          Grass Roots Effort: Sample Letter Response to a Nuclear Freeze

          Grass Roots Effort: Presidential Address to: American Legion Convention – 08/23/1983 – Seattle, WA

          Newspaper Ad

          Selected Target Opportunities: Prioritized B Lis      

          Selected Target Opportunities: Target Groups B and C

          Selected Target Opportunities: New A-E List [Members of Congress Divided into Five Groups, Ranked "A" Through "E"

According to the Priority with Which They Should Be Targeted for a Favorable Vote on MX]

          Selected Target Opportunities: A

          Selected Target Opportunities: B

          Selected Target Opportunities: C

          Selected Target Opportunities: D

          Selected Target Opportunities: K.K. Bigelow / Martin Marietta

          Selected Target Opportunities: E [empty folder]

          Selected Target Opportunities: E

          Poll/Survey Info re: Support for MX

          Joan / List

          Meetings / Notes

          Meetings / Notes: MX Drafts and Notes

          Meetings / Notes: Meetings – 128

          Responses

          Responses: Responses

          Responses: POTUS Thank-You for supporting MX (letter #2)

          Responses: Joan

          Responses: Follow-up on MX Briefing / Responses

          [Agenda and Strategy for President’s Arms Proposals: Phase I, Phase II, Phase III] (1)-(4)

          MX – Strategic Modernization

                  

          OA 8525       

          Names for Advisory Panel – 06/22/1983 (1)-(4)         

          [Advisory Panel on National Security and Arms Reduction – Panel Proposal] (1)(2)    

          Proposal for the Announcement of the President’s Advisory Panel on National Security and Arms Reduction

          JHR – National Security and Arms Reduction Advisory Panel (1)(2)        

 

          SERIES II:  BUSINESS

          OA 11147

          A-122 Meeting 10/05/1983 – FRW’s Office with Mike Horowitz, Joe Wright, JHR

          Airport Operators Council International

          Air Transport Association of America

          Alliance for Clean Energy 10/06/1983

          Alliance for Clean Energy 10/06/1983: Alliance for Clean Energy 10/06/1983

          Alliance for Clean Energy 10/06/1983: Natural Gas Deregulation 10/21/1983 – Hodel / Fuller

          Alliance for Clean Energy 10/06/1983: Natural Gas Deregulation 10/20/1983

          Alliance for Clean Energy 10/06/1983: Briefing - POTUS – April 1984 [empty]

          American Bakers Association

          American Council of Life Insurance – Address 06/28/1983

          American Hotel and Motel Association 04/26/1983

          American Institute of Architects - David Meeker

          American Newspaper Publishers Association

          American Restaurant China Council, Inc.

          American Society of Travel Agents 07/18/1983

          American Stock Exchange (Briefing, 06/06/1983)

          JHR – Association Insiders Breakfast Meeting – Chamber of Commerce – 05/11/1983

          Austrian, Lance, and Stewart – Jeff Seltzer – re: Governmental Leasing Act of 1983 HR 3110 – Meeting 06/14/1983

          Basic Industries Coalition (W.H. out card to Jacobi, 8/5/85)

          Basic Industries Coalition re H.R. 3434 and S. 1593 (W.H. out card to Jacobi, 8/5/85)

          Bechtel Meeting 06/16/198

          Congressman William Broomfield – Keith Murphy – Pontiac, Michigan

          Bruce Benefield / TRW, Hugh Witt / UTC, 09/23/1983

          Burlington Industries: Letter to President re: US Textile Industry and Imports

          JHR – Business-Government Relations Council

          JHR – Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)

          The Business Roundtable – General Information

          Business Roundtable 06/16/1983

          Cast Metals 07/13/1983

          Clinch River Breeder Reactor – Meese / Hodel

          Coalition of Gas Deregulation Group – Wayne Valis – 05/31/1983 Breakfast

          Committee on Government Operations A-122

          Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers 09/29/1983

          Consumer Alert

          Corporate Executive Development / U.S. Chamber 10/19/1983

          Decisionmaking in Washington 09/27/1983 – Reschedule to Later Date – To Be Announced

          Ecumenical Coalition of Concerned Americans [Atlantic Richfield Letter re:]

          Federal Funding for Non-Profit Political Advocacy Groups / Bill Olsen A-122

          Fluor Corporation

          Follow-Up / For Help

          Foreign Commerce Club Request for POTUS [President of the United States] – 10/18/1983

          Futures Industry Association – John Damgard – 10/04/1983

          Gas Regulation Direct Mail – File

          Getty Oil Company

          Greater Washington Society of Association Executives / Luncheon 09/15/1983 with FRW

          Greenbriar

          Grocery Manufacturers of America

          Grocery Manufacturers of America: JHR - .Grocery Manufacturers of America Inc.

          Grocery Manufacturers of America: Grocery Manufacturers of America Meeting with FRW 05/26/1983

          Homebuilders / Bob Bannister, Harry Pryde – 08/14/1983

          HR 3525 Federal Tax Treatment of Fringe Benefits

          HR 3564 re: Wheat

          JHR – Illinois Group Breakfast 05/24/1983

          Illinois Group

          Independent Bankers Association of America

          Independent Bakers Association – Bob Pyle President – 07/22/1983

          Independent Insurance Agents of America – Roger Levy – September 1983

          Independent Insurance Agents of America – 09/26/1983-09/27/1983 – Presidential Address

          Independent Petroleum Association of America – POTUS 11/02/1983-11/04/1983

          International Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers 06/23/1983

          JHR – The International Communications Industries Association

          International Hardwood Products Association Briefing 09/29/1983

          International Management and Development Institute 12/05/1983

          International Management and Development Institute – Reception – 04/04/1983

          International Paper – Ralph Kittle

          International Rescue Committee 09/15/1983

          Kraft / Jack Beatty – Meeting 07/14/1983 – re: Cheese Giveaway

         

          OA 11148

          JHR Management Week in America 06/05/1983-06/11/1983

          JHR Management Week in America 06/05/1983-06/11/1983: National Alliance of Businessmen 06/28/1983

          JHR Management Week in America 06/05/1983-06/11/1983: National Management Association Briefing 06/06/1983 [empty]

          JHR – MAPCO, Inc.

          Marine Corps Aviation Association – Request for Presidential Letter

          Meredith Corporation 09/22/1983

          Metro-North Railroad Strike – Memo from Fred Fielding

          Michigan Retailers Association 10/19/1983

          Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration 10/14/1983

          MIMA – Mineral Insulation Manufacturers Association / Joe Hobson

          Minority Business Development Agency / U.S. Department of Commerce

          Minority Business Week 10/03/1983-10/07/1983

          Miscellaneous

          Morgan Stanley – William Harman, Lewis Bernard – 09/26/1983

          Mortgage Insurance of America – John Williamson, Leon Kendall – 08/10/1983

          Move

          Multi-Housing Laundry Association 06/22/1983

          National Air Transportation Association

          National Ash Association, Inc. – 11/09/1983

          National Asphalt Pavement Association, 07/30/1983, Address

          National Association of Aluminum Distributors

          JHR – National Association of Home Builders

          National Association of Independent Insurers

          National Association of Minority Contractors

          National Association of Minority Contractors – Dewey Thomas – Meeting 06/14/1983

          JHR – National Association of Mutual Savings Banks

          National Association of Printers and Lithographers – for 09/12/1983 Videotape – Chicago, IL

          National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts Reception 10/26/1983

          National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. – 10/28/1983

          National Association of Realtors 09/20/1983

          National Association of Realtors 11/09/1983-11/15/1983 - Presidential Video

          National Association of Remodeling Industry – 06/15/1983

          JHR – National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

          National Cattlemen’s Association 07/22/1983

          National Cattlemen’s Association 07/22/1983: National Cattlemen’s Association Briefing 07/22/1983

          National Coal Association Request for Presidential Letter 05/15/1983-05/18/1983

          National Construction Association 06/29/1983

          National Contract Management Association

          National Council of Savings Institutions 09/06/1983

          National Council of Savings Institutions – Joe Hutnyan

          National Crushed Stone Association

          JHR – National Federation of Independent Unions

          National Federation of Independent Business – Presidential Address 06/28/1983

          National Fertilizer Solutions Association Meeting 06/09/1983

          National Food Processors Association Joan

          National Housing Week Event – 08/24/1983 – Los Angeles Area

          National League of Postmasters – Henry Cashin, Attorney – Meeting 07/22/1983

          National Meat Association

          National Minority Supplier Development Council 08/05/1983 – Ben Jones, Richard Jackson, Lee

          Edwards / Republican National Committee

          National Newspaper Association

          National Retail Merchants Association

          The National Tax-Limitation Committee

          National Waterways Conference

          Natural Gas Decontrol

          Natural Gas Deregulation – Chief Executive Officers Briefing/POTUS 09/12/1983

          Natural Gas Issues (Binder)

          New York State Association of Realtors, Inc. – Address Update Session 06/27/1983

          North Carolina Savings and Loan League – Thad Woddard, President – 08/01/1983

          Nuclear Power Assembly – Nuclear Energy Women – Meeting with President 07/21/1983

          Oregon Bankers Association 09/20/1983

          JHR – Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation

          Pacific Western Industries, Inc. – William K. Sadleir

          Pacific Western Industries, Inc. – William K. Sadleir: Bill Sadleir re: Export Trade Seminar

          Patent Term

          Pearlman / DOE Project / Gas Deregulation

          Max Friedersdorf / Pepsico – 11/02/1983

          Gwen Pharo

          Pittman Development re: Glendora Bougainvillea Historic Landmark

          Portland Cement Association 10/25/1983

          The President’s Initiative on Minority Business – Joe Cooper / Carol Garner – 07/05/1983

          JHR – Private Sector Initiatives

          Procter and Gamble

          JHR "Promote: America"

         

          OA 11149

          Railway Progress Institute – Dennis J. Dwyer – Meeting 08/02/1983 – FRW/JV

          Railway Progress Institute – Dennis J. Dwyer – Meeting 08/02/1983 – FRW/JV: Railway Progress Institute Meeting 08/02/1983

          Railway Progress Institute – Dennis J. Dwyer – Meeting 08/02/1983 – FRW/JV: Railway Progress Institute 75th Anniversary Reception / Dinner – 10/20/1983

          John Rehman / Dale V. Nelson 08/03/1983

          Ryder Truck Rental

          Ryder Truck Rental: Ryder Truck Rental – Request for Presidential Letter re: 50th Anniversary

          San Diego Coalition – Dennis Kenneally / USAF

          Sears Roebuck and Co.

          S.654 / HR 1887 – Bill to amend Section 861 and 862 of IRS Code re R&D Expenditures

          S. 1338 HR1 Floyd B. Hyde [1983 Housing Authorization Bill]

          S.1609 – Financial Institutions Deregulation Act

          Manny Sepulveda – National Assocation of Hispanic Contractors – 08/30/1983

          Tom Shamel (Ed Bethune)

          Shipbuilders Council of America – Jed Babbin, M. Lee Rice – 09/13/1983

          Shipbuilders Council of America – 09/16/1983 Meeting, Room 128 – Jed Babbin, M. Lee Rice, New President of Shipbuilders – also: re A-122, 09/16/1983 – Jed Babbin, James Lovett, Robert Johnson

          Bob Shortley / National Public Affairs Corporation – Frank Cotter / Westinghouse – Meeting 07/05/1983

          Small Business

          [Small Business] Senator Lowell Weicker Letter

          Small Business Administration – 05/02/1983 – Small Business Week – JH Rousselot

          Small Business Administration National Advisory Council 07/25/1983

          Hal Short – re: Small Business Administration – Best Visual Products

          [Small Business Conferences]

          [Small Business Conferences]: California State Conference on Small Business (Binder)

          Milton Stewart, President Small Business Hi-Tech Institute re: 97-219 Small Business Innovation Development Act – Also: Request for POTUS Video and Mention in Saturday Radio Address

          Small Business United

          Allen Neece Jr. / Small Business United – re: September Briefing

          25th Anniversary Dinner / Passage of Small Business Investment Act – 09/27/1983

          Society of Association Executives

          Southwest Marine, Inc. – Bob Wilson, Art Engel Meeting 07/19/1983 re: Shipbuilding; Letter to President

          Specialty Steel

          Spending Control Vetoes – 06/22/1983 (and Conditions Agreed to)

          Stauffer Chemical Co. – John Murphy – Solid Waste Disposal Act Reauthorization

          JHR Stauffer Chemicals Meeting 05/09/1983

          Steel Service Center Institute Pacific Regional Meeting 10/19/1983-10/21/1983

          Steel Service Center Institute Executive Committee Meeting 08/31/1983 – Tony Bertsch

          Steelcase Inc.

          Bob Strube / Santa Anita Realty Enterprises re: HR 3475 07/22/1983

          Summer Rider and Associates, Inc. – Joseph William Hobson

          Tampa Port Authority

          TEFRA [Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act] 1982 (1)(2)

          Tax Foundation, Inc. 06/24/1983

          Texaco, USA – J. Arnett – 08/24/1983

          Thursday Group – David H. Miller, Chairman

          Tobacco Institute Meeting 08/15/1983

          TRW

          Trade Association Liaison Council JHR – Chemical Manufacturers Association 05/22/1983

          Trade Net

          Travel and Tourism Government Affairs Council

          Travel and Tourism Government Affairs Council: Travel and Tourism Resource Kit

          Travel and Tourism Government Affairs Council: Travel and Tourism Draft Promotional Plan

          Travel and Tourism Government Affairs Council: Travel and Tourism – Fact Sheets – Economic Impact of T and T in 1981

          Travel and Tourism Government Affairs Council: Travel and Tourism Government Affairs Council Luncheon 07/13/1983 (1)-(2)

          Travel and Tourism Government Affairs Council – II (1)-(6)

          JHR Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) News

          Travenol Laboratories

          JHR – U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Company

          Unitary Taxation

          General Gregg – Unviox – Watts, California / Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU)

          Western Regional Council Briefing 05/18/1983

         

          SERIES III:  AGRICULTURE

          OA 11149, cont.

          The Fertilizer Institute

          Fertilizer Institute (The) 11/03/1983

          JHR Food Group (Capitol Hill Club) 05/11/1983

          Illinois Corn Growers Association

          International Food and Agriculture Development Panel - Findley 08/24/1983

          Monsanto re: Product Safety

          National Wool Growers Association Dan Murphy Meeting 06/24/1983

          Savanah Foods and Industries Inc. – Joel Williams – 06/24/1983

          Transfer of Animal Control Responsibilities from Interior to Agriculture (1)-(3)