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Former Nixon Aide and Elvis' Lifelong Friend to Speak at Elvis Week's Insiders Conference

April 19, 2012

Elvis Insiders will have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of the day the King of Rock 'n' Roll sat down with an American President during Elvis Week 2012. Elvis' lifelong friend Jerry Schilling and President Nixon's former aide Egil "Bud" Krogh will both take part in the official Elvis Insiders Conference on Monday, August 13, 2012, to discuss when Elvis met Nixon.

Jerry Schilling was with Elvis the day he met President Nixon and he also worked with Elvis throughout his career. Former Nixon aide, Egil "Bud" Krogh arranged the meeting and took the official notes for the one and only time Elvis sat down with an American president in the Oval Office. Krogh also authored the 1994 book "The Day Elvis Met Nixon."

On December 21, 1970, Elvis approached the security guard at the northwest gate of the White House. He hand delivered a letter for President Nixon requesting a visit and expressing interest in becoming a "federal agent at large" in the war on drugs. Elvis believed he could help because he was able to communicate with the younger generation and had been recently nominated as America's Ten Most Outstanding Men for his work in the area. After speaking with Elvis, Egil "Bud" Krogh was convinced of Elvis' sincerity and arranged the meeting between the king and President Nixon.

Both men witnessed history in the making and can give detailed accounts of the conversations between Elvis and President Nixon. Schilling and Krogh will be joined by a number of other guests at the Official Elvis Insiders Conference, including Tom Perryman, Dixie Locke Emmons, Larry Geller, DJ Fontana, and many more!

The Insiders Conference will take place on Monday, August 13, 2012, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm during Elvis Week 2012. Learn more about the day Elvis met Nixon at The National Archives and Records Administration website and purchase your tickets to the Elvis Insiders Conference.