Nixon Enemies List entry for
Arnold M. Picker:
|List and position:||First/Top 20, #1 with Charles Colson's blue checkmark|
|Name as originally listed:||Arnold M. Picker|
|Vitals:||9/29/1913 - 10/11/1989|
|Comment on original list:||United Artists Corporation, 929 Seventh Avenue, New York, N.Y.|
|Lists with duplicates of this person:||1|
- finance chair of Muskie's 1972 presidential campaign.
- President Johnson named him to the International Commission on Education and Cultural Affairs.
- was head of international distribution at Columbia Pictures, executive V.P. at United Artists, and later helped found the American Film Institute.
- listed both in the "Top 20" and under "Business additions".
- Washington Post reported that he knew of no audits or other actions against him. The June 28, 1973 article quoted him, "I don't want to make any comments."
- His NY Times obituary reported, "his name was No. 1 on an 'enemies list' compiled by White House aides to President Richard M. Nixon."
- Worked with fellow Top 20 enemy Sonny Dogole to raise money for dissident Democrats, supporting Muskie in 1972, Henry M. Jackson in 1976, and a dump-Carter group in 1980.