Glenn R. Schleede Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1974
Title: Glenn R. Schleede Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1974
Collection Number: 6219807
Schleede, Glenn R.
Extent: 24 linear feet, 6 linear inches; 56 boxes
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Abstract: Glenn R. Schleede served as a Staff Assistant, Domestic Council to Michael Raoul-Duval. At the Domestic Council, Schleede
provided policy formulation and coordination in his areas of responsibility, which included energy, clean air, nuclear energy,
science and space, and organization for energy and natural resources activities.
Language of Material: English
Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release
established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.
Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings,
that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.
Glenn R. Schleede Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1974. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
These materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of
the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat. 1695) and implementing regulations.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Glenn R. Schleede file group documents the activities of the Nixon Administration's Domestic Council in the areas of energy
and environmental policy from 1971 through 1974. It is composed of the office files of two men - Glenn R. Schleede and Richard
M. Fairbanks, III.
Before joining the staff of the Domestic Council, Glenn R. Schleede served in various positions with the government, first
with the Office of Management and Budget, where he worked with John C. Whitaker and Richard M. Fairbanks. He later worked
with the Atomic Energy Commission in energy and environmental quality programs. In March 1973 he joined the Domestic Council
as an assistant to Michael Raoul-Duval, and in May 1974 he was appointed assistant director. Schleede continued to work at
the White House after Richard M. Nixon resigned.
At the Domestic Council, Schleede provided policy formulation and co-ordination in his areas of responsibility - energy, clean
air, nuclear energy, science and space, and organization for energy and natural resource activities. According to Schleede,
"...I know more details about the energy business than the energy policy, I know more about the details and about energy programs
and the agencies than either Dick Fairbanks or Mike Duval does...." He worked closely with officials in the Department of
Interior, Office of Management and Budget, Council of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science
Foundation, and NASA, as well as with other White House staff members and particularly William E. Timmons' office, and with
staff members of various Congressional committees and with the Senate Interior COmmittee in gathering data. He played an active
role in the drafting of Presidential statements and messages, and in the formulation of new legislation.
In July 1971 Richard M. Fairbanks was recruited for the Domestic Council by John C. Whitaker. At this time Mr. Fairbanks held
the position of Special Assistant Administrator for the EPA. He was appointed Associate Director in May 1973. Fairbanks described
his position as "shepherding the pieces of legislation, developing the coming environmental package of the year...and doing
kind of case work on the particular problems in the area [of environmental quality] that came up...." He left government service
in May 1974 in order to return to private law practice.
Related material can be found in the Staff Member and Office Files of the White House Central Files, particularly in the files
of John C. Whitaker, John A. Love, Charles J. DiBona, Edward M. Miller, John F. Schaefer, and John Rafuse, and in the White
House Central Files, Subject Files, particularly Council of Environmental Quality (FG 6-17), National Energy Office (FG 6-23),
Energy Policy Office (FG 6-25), Federal Energy Office (FG 6-26).
Additional information may be found in Schleede's and Fairbanks's exit interviews and in Schleede's papers deposited at the
Ford Presidential Library.