MEMO: ITT MEETING, 17 SEPTEMBER 1970

Created: 9/23/1970

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the course of discussion's wi he mentioned

that Mr. Geneen, Chai rman of the Board, ITT. and Mr. John*and Member of the Executive Committee, ITT, had goneto meet with the Department of State on theimminent Chilean election, By way of backgi

stated th.itthe election and he

several

firms had joined withfunds which would

in their view assure Alessandri's success. The purpose atvisit to Washington,was

toontribution from the U, S. Government.

Raid that Geneen and McConeeries ofDepartment of State following which they met with Mr. The While House, Mr. Ehrlichman in turn called the DCIwere made for Mr. Geneen and Mr. McCone to meetsenior Agency officer. On his return to New York. Mr,his astonishment and disappointment at havingrom. Government for this criticalis reported also to have statedlus themight well have made the difference in the outcome of Geneen's estimate of) was based on infogiven ITT by Alessandri. Geneen furthersexceptional sum. in fact, it is the, now not uncommon^costCongressional election in the US. According Geneen

also referre'demark (presumably made after ;he election) which Geneen attributed to Mr. Kissinger in which he referred to the Chilean election as among the most serious (adverse) developments whichccurred during the Nixon administration.

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