Geoff served on the Domestic Council for almost five years, from September, 1970 through March, 1975. He began as a staff assistant and was promoted to Associate Director for General Government, following Nixon’s 1972 re-election. His initial public policy focus was the Law & Order issue, which included crime and drugs, skyjacking, domestic terrorism, etc. His responsibilities expanded over time to include the core four government departments: Justice (all but antitrust), Treasury (non-economic portion, eg: Customs and ATF), State (non-foreign affairs portion, eg: Passport issuance) and Defense (non-combat portion, eg: ending the draft, dealing with draft dodgers, hardening the National Reserve armories against weapons theft).
With the exception of the one labeled section below, there is nothing in these files that relates to Watergate. They reflect the exciting, but relatively mundane, responsibilities of public policy development and implementation.
- WH Domestic Counsel 1970 – 1975
- Chron File
- Announcement Responses
- Exit Interview
- Processing Out