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Stephen B. Bull Papers, White House Special Files, 1969-1973
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Stephen Bull served as a Special Assistant to the President and as Appointments Secretary. His files reflect the scheduling and appointments procedures, public relations efforts, and off-year election campaign strategy of the Nixon White House during the 1969-73 period.
Stephen Beekman Bull was born on November 12, 1941 in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University in 1963. After graduating, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1963 to 1966. He also married Ann Townsend during that time. After leaving the military in 1966, Bull worked as a Special Projects Manager and then as Assistant to the President of the Canada Dry Corporation in New York City. He left Canada Dry in 1968. During July through November of the same year, Bull worked as an Advance Man on Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign and then, from November to January 1969, as a member of Nixon’s transition staff in New York. After Nixon’s 1969 Inauguration, Bull worked as a Staff Assistant to the President from 1969 to 1973. In 1972, Stephen Bull was named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. From 1973 until President Nixon resigned in August 1974, Bull was Special Assistant to the President and Appointments Secretary. He continued to work with Nixon for a period of time after the President left office in August 1974. By October 1976, Bull had become a researcher and public relations person for the Commission for Review of the National Policy toward Gambling, which was a congressionally-financed study group. He married Jeanne Quinlan, a staffer to both Presidents Nixon and Ford, in August 1976. In subsequent years, Mr. Bull went on to work for the Philip Morris Company, the United States Olympic Committee, and to be a member of the Salvation Army’s Board of Advisors.
2 linear feet, 7 linear inches; 6 boxes
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.
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.