Elvis Presley meets with President Richard M. Nixon


Handwritten page (one of ten) written by Elvis Presley to President Nixon

On the morning of December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley personally delivered a hand-written letter on American Airlines stationary to a security guard at the northwest gate of the White House.

 In the letter, Presley stated that he wanted to meet with President Nixon and give him a gift. He also indicated his desire to gain the credentials of a federal agent in the war on drugs.

Elvis’s gift to President Nixon

 Nixon’s thank you letter to Elvis Presley.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.


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