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Document Details


Title: William F. Hildenbrand
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 5 of Series William F. Hildenbrand
Description: A shrewd "head counter" within the Senate Republican leadership, Bill Hildenbrand first came to Capitol Hill in 1957 on the staff of a Delaware Representative. In 1961, he joined the staff of Delaware Senator J. Caleb Boggs. When Senator Hugh Scott became Republican whip in 1969, he made Hildenbrand his administrative assistant. When Scott was elected Republican leader, he continued as his right-hand man. Hildenbrand recounts the difficulties Senate Republicans had in working with the Nixon White House. Elected secretary of the minority, Hildenbrand became a familiar figure on the Senate floor. After the Republicans won the majority in 1980, he was elected Secretary of the Senate, where his duties became more administrative than political, but he continued to assist his party's leadership in the majority after so many years in the minority.
Extent: 31 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Hildenbrand_interview_5.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: 1972 to 1977
Speaker: Hildenbrand, William F., 1921-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 28-Nov-1921
Speaker place of birth: Pottstown, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Secretary of Senate
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 22-Apr-1985
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
People discussed: Nixon, Dick; Nixon, Richard M.; Nixon, Richard Milhous, 1913-1994; Richard Milhous Nixon
Organizations discussed: Republican Party, US; U.S. Congress. Senate
Historical events discussed: Watergate Scandal, 1972-1975
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: District of Columbia; Federal government; Legislative bodies--United States; Legislators--United States; Nixon, Dick; Nixon, Richard M.; Nixon, Richard Milhous, 1913-1994; North America; Oral history; Political science--United States; Politicians; Presidents--United States; Republican Party, US; Richard Milhous Nixon; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government; Watergate Scandal, 1972-1975
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022080-22998