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The Presidential historical materials of the Energy Policy Office are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify personal and private materials (including materials outside the date span covered by the act) as well as nonhistorical items. These materials have been returned to the individual who has primary proprietary interest.

Materials covered by the Act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279 or NA Form 14021) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which materials have been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:   33.3
  • Approximate number of pages:   80,000

Biographical Notes


November 29, 1916 John Arthur Love born Gibson City, Illinois

1938 Graduated from University of Denver

1941 LLB from University of Denver

1941 Admitted to Colorado bar

1941-1945 Served in World War II as Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy

1945-1962 Practiced law in Colorado Springs, Colorado with firm of Love and Cole

1962-1973 Governor of Colorado

June 1973 Appointed Director of the Energy Policy Office and Department of Natural Resources

December 1973 Left government service and returned to private law practice in Colorado


February 26, 1932 Charles J. DiBona born Quincy, Massachusetts

1956 Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. Engineering

1956-1957 Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, Oxford, England; B.A., M.A. in philosophy, politics, economics.

1957-1967 LCDR, U.S. Navy

1967-1968 Executive Vice President, Center for Naval Analysis

1968-1973 President, Center for Naval Analysis

February 1973-July 1973 Special Assistant to the President for energy, National Energy Office

July 1973-December 1973 Deputy Director Energy Policy Office


September 18, 1942 John F. Schaefer born New York City

1964 Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. Marine Engineering

1965-1968 Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

1968-1970 MBA Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

1969-1970 Associate Senior Consultant, Moll Associates, Watertown, Massachusetts

1970-1971 Staff assistant to the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy

1971-1972 Staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

1972-1973 Staff assistant to the President, Council on International Economic Policy

1973 Staff assistant to the President, Energy Policy Office

1973-1974 Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations and Compliance, Federal Energy Office


December 24, 1936 John Laurence Rafuse born Boston, Massachusetts

1959 Graduated from Stonehill College, North Eaton, Massachusetts

1962 M.A. Notre Dame University

1972 Ph.D. Notre Dame University

1966-1969 Management intern, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

1969-1973 Analyst, Center for Naval Analysis, Arlington, Virginia

1973 Staff Assistant, Energy Policy Office


September 2, 1944 Edward McCartny Miller, Jr. born in Richmond, Virginia

1965 Graduated from MIT, B.S. economics

1970 Ph.D. economics, MIT

1967-1969 Economist with Abt Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1969-1970 Economist with New England Regional Commission, Boston

1970-1972 Economist with Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.

1972-1973 Economist with Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis, on detail to the White House

1973-1974 Economist, Energy Policy Office

1974-1976 Economist, Office of Management and Budget

Scope and Content Note

The Energy Policy Office (EPO) file group documents the Nixon administration's energy policies for the early 1970's. The EPO was established within the Executive Office of the President by Executive Order 11726 on June 29, 1973 out of an earlier White House committee, the National Energy Office. John A. Love and Charles J. DiBona were appointed as director and deputy-director respectively in June 1973. The EPO's mission was to identify major problems in the energy area, review alternatives, make policy recommendations, assure that Federal agencies developed short and long-range plans for dealing with energy matters, and monitor the implementation of approved energy policies in order to achieve independence from foreign energy suppliers by 1980. It assumed most of the energy-related activities of the Department of Interior as well as programs from the Department of Agriculture, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Commerce Department and related agencies. Both Love and DiBona resigned on December 4, 1973, when the EPO was abolished by Executive Order 11775 and its functions and responsibilities were transferred to the Federal Energy Office.

In addition to John Love's and Charles DiBona's files the EPO's files consist of the office files of John F. Schaefer; John L. Rafuse; and Edward M. Miller. John Schaefer's files contained a segment of loose, miscellaneous documents on a variety of energy-related topics; these have been arranged by topic, interfiled with the rest of his papers, and can be identified by brackets around the folder titles.

Series Description

Boxes:   1-6
Series:   John A. Love Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1973-1974
Description:   Correspondence, memoranda, Executive Orders, Congressional testimony, transcripts of press conferences, handwritten notes, minutes of meetings, press releases, speeches, reports, cables, newspaper clippings, photocopies of magazine articles, printed matter concerning energy, invitations to events, pamphlets, flow charts of the organization of Energy Policy Office and Department of Energy and Natural Resources. Arranged alphabetically.

Boxes:   6-17
Series:   John A. Love Public Opinion Mail | Folder Title List
Spans:   1973
Description:   Composed of correspondence and newspaper clippings sent in by the general public to Governor Love and Charles DiBona on all aspects of energy and environmental conservation. Arranged chronologically by month of date received.

Boxes:   18-20
Series:   John A. Love State Department Telegrams | Folder Title List
Spans:   1973
Description:   Telegrams and cablegrams to and from the Secretary of State and U.S. diplomatic posts abroad concerning international energy issues.

Boxes:   21-33
Series:   Charles J. DiBona Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1970-1973
Description:   Correspondence, memoranda, transcripts of Congressional testimony, organizational flow charts of EPO, reprints, reports, minutes of meetings, handwritten notes, blueprints, resumes, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets documenting DiBona's work with the Energy Policy Office. Arranged alphabetically.

Boxes:   34
Series:   John F. Schaefer Chronological Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1972-1973
Description:   Outgoing memoranda and correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

Boxes:   35-65
Series:   John F. Schaefer Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1971-1974
Description:   Correspondence, memoranda, notes, press releases, resumes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, reprints, and articles documenting Schaefer's work with the Energy Policy Office. Arranged alphabetically.

Boxes:   66-72
Series:   John F. Schaefer Publication File | Folder Title List
Spans:   1971-1973
Description:   Miscellaneous reports and books on deepwater terminals, and other energy problems. Arranged alphabetically.

Boxes:   73-77
Series:   John L. Rafuse Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1973
Description:   Correspondence, memoranda, transcripts of Congressional testimony, newspaper clippings, articles, handwritten notes, and minutes of meetings, documenting Rafuse's work in the Energy Policy Office. Arranged alphabetically.

Boxes:   78-100
Series:   Edward M. Miller Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1972-1973
Description:   Correspondence, memoranda, reports, reprints, newspaper clippings, articles, handwritten notes, tables of data, and briefing papers documenting Miller's work in the Energy Policy Office. Arranged alphabetically.

Folder Title List

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