People, Oct. 20, 1975

Former President Richard M. Nixon

assiduously wooed the Teamsters Union during his Administration and even commuted the prison sentence of its popular president, James Hoffa. In the first public sortie from San Clemente, during which he openly invited—and enjoyed—the attention of the press, Nixon chose as companion none other than Hoffa's replacement, Teamsters President Frank Fitzsimmons. The missing Hoffa's name was never mentioned as Nixon, Fitzsimmons and other high union officials teed off in a benefit golf tournament at the La Costa country club in Carlsbad, Calif. The entourage that appeared for the...

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