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Agriculture Secretary / Replacement #13278

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 11, 1971
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(Studio) Agriculture Secretary Clifford M. Hardin resigns.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Nixon names Dr. Earl L. Butz to succeed Hardin. Butz was assistant agriculture secretary under Eisenhower and professor at Purdue University [NIXON - says necessary to have new agriculture department involved in dealing with problems of farmer.] [BUTZ - says Nixon understands farmers' problems. especially in corn belt.] Hardin is 1st political casualty of 1972. Midwest farmers demand his replacement. Congmen., incling. Senator Robert J. Dole, warned White House Hardin's record could cost 1972 election.

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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