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This website holds the Papers of Clay T. Whitehead (1938- 2008) as they reside in the Library of Congress. The Papers emerged from Whitehead’s tenures during the Nixon Administration as Special Assistant to the President (1969-1970); Director, Office of Telecommunications Policy (1970-1974); Director, Ford Transition Team (April-August 9, 1974); and adviser to President Ford (August-September, 1974). This site also includes audiovisual files covering Whitehead’s founding of Hughes Communications (1976-1983) and ASTRA  (1983-1985).  Various sources related to Whitehead’s career in telecom policy and business lie adjacent to Biography.

A Panel at the Library of Congress

Tom Whitehead: Theory and Practice

l. to r., Henry Goldberg, Dale Hatfield, Thomas Hazlett, Steven Koltai, and Bruce Owen discuss Whitehead's work at a panel moderated by Christopher DeMuth at the Library of Congress on January 11, 2013.

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    Cabinet Committee on Cable Communications, The White House, 1974.

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    William F. Buckley, Jr., Clay T. Whitehead. Firing Line. "The White House and the Media." February 1, 1973.

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    Ford Transition Advisers: Clay T. Whitehead, Philip Buchen, Donald Rumsfeld, Governor William Scranton. Cabinet Room, The White House. c. August 10, 1974. Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library

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    President Ford with Transition Advisers, Spouses, and Staff, Cabinet Room, the White House, c. August 10, 1974. Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library.

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    Dr. Charles C. Joyce, Jr., Assistant Director, Office of Telecommunications Policy, c. 1971.

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    Clay T. Whitehead, Margaret Whitehead, and President Ford, Office of Telecommunications Policy, Washington, D. C. n.d.

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