Nixon Enemies List entry for
Alexander E. Barkan:

List and position:First/Top 20, #2 with Charles Colson's blue checkmark
Name as originally listed:Alexander E. Barkan
Vitals:8/9/1909 - 10/18/1990
Comment on original list:national director of A.F.L.-C.I.O.'s Committee on Political Education, Washington, D.C.
Lists with duplicates of this person:1

- Director of the AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education (COPE) starting in 1966.

- Listed both in the Top 20 and under "Organizations."

- Directed millions in COPE funds to campaign for Muskie in 1968.

- Ironically, the AFL-CIO (under George Meany) stayed neutral for the 1972 presidential election, effectively helping the Nixon re-election bid.

- Against Nixon, but not fond of McGovern.

- Lamented that the Democratic Party was taken over by "fags, feminists, and far-outs." Also by "kooks and crazies" who were disciples of "acid, amnesty, and abortion."

- Fond of alliteration.

- Washington Post obituary notes his inclusion in the Enemies List and that "he took pride in that distinction."

- When the list came out, he made no comment to the Washington Post (June 28, 1973).

- Senator Robert Byrd placed his Post obituary in the Congressional Record (Oct. 27, 1990).


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