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Cryptonym: EMANTHEM-1

Definition:
I. Irving Davidson, public relations officer.
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10218-10009: [RESTRICTED]

5/30/66 cable from Santo Domingo to CIA Director: "Tichborn/Lopez departed Santo Domingo for Washington on late 29 May flight...station would like to express appreciation for HQS and REDACTED support in making Tichborn available for EMARGOSY activities. For the record, Tichborn has done brilliant job with EMANTHEM-1 in establishing quick rapport, credibility, and handling difficult assignments with difficult personality and situation...he assisted station great deal with suggestions on political moves, getting up organizers, and other aspects of our EMARGOSY operations. Role was vital aspect of EMARGOSY at critical point in operation." See page 19: "In February (1967) Tichborn was sent to Puerto Rico to conduct a political action briefing of a Station Santo Domingo asset, EMANTHEM-4, which task he performed effectively. In order to maximize the benefits of his availability, he was assigned the continuing task of monitoring the Dominican Republic press and analyzing media reactions towards Balaguer and opposition elements. Several detailed summaries were submitted to the Dominican desk."

104-10216-10065: SUBSTANCE REF INFO BEING PASSED ON HIGHLY RESTRICTED BASIS, PROTECTING SOURCE.

12/8/66 RYBAT EMANTHEM is the slugline of this cable, indicating a very sensitive source. I. Irving Davidson's name is circled in this short message about Davidson's meeting with President Belaguer, with Davidson's 201-41581 written in marginalia. A sentence about a search for Davidson's traces is crossed out.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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