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Pseudonym: Jervay, Elbridge

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Definition:
Unknown identity. Elbridge O. Jervay signed two dispatches from the Chief of Station, Paris, in July 1963.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Therefore, it is possible that Jervay was an pseudonym or alias for John Stent. However, Jervay may have been a pseudonym or alias for another senior CIA officer in Paris.

Elbridge O. Jervay probably attended a number of meetings in mid-1963 with Manuel Ray Rivero (AMBANG-1) in the company of Earl Williamson. Williamson used the pseudonym Wallace A. Growery and probably also Willard R. Nauman.

According to two cables from Paris on June 19, 1963, Jervay used the alias of David Lowell when contacting Manuel Ray on June 17th and 18th.
Sources:

104-10072-10267: CABLE, SUB: INFORMATION ON FRANQUI AND GUEDE

06/08/63: Cable from Paris to Director: Page 3: ..."9. Growery (Earl Williamson) and Jervay met Ray. Feel this important re possible overture use Ray Europe. PARI support excellent..."

104-10179-10134: RAY CONTACTED BY JERVAY 17 AND 18 JUNE.

06/19/63: Cable from Paris to Director: CITE PARI 9068: TYPIC: "1. Ray contacted by Jervay (under IDEN A alias) 17 and 18 June. In addition contacts reported para one PARI 8824 (IN 56769) also been in contact UNRUMBLE-6, UNPAPIST, and at least one contact with AMSPORT-1 (Bichi Bernal). Ray designated UNRUMBLE-4 as his contact man PARI. Jervay not introduced but will contact shortly..." - - - Page 2: ..."4. KUBARK staffer (IDEN B) of Congress of Cultural Freedom met Ray at least twice. Excellent rapport. He arranged Ray's interview with Guillon de Moulins...of Le Monde..." - - - Page 3: ..."C. Ray also asked we line up job for Cabrera as Europe rep some paper as discussed with Nauman per PARI 8947. Would appreciate HQs follow up on this. D. Feel one solid accomplishment of Ray's trip was re-establishment of working relation with Ray. Believe he hit it off well with Nauman (note: probably Earl Williamson), Growery (note: Earl Williamson) and Jervay and gained confidence our support which may alleviate somewhat some past problems KUBARK (CIA) relationship..."

104-10274-10372: CABLE: IDEN A AND IDEN B

06/19/63: Cable from Paris to Director: CITE PARI 9069: TYPIC: REF PARI 9068 (IN 63271): "IDEN A - David Lowell. IDEN B - John Hunt."

104-10274-10371: CABLE: FIRST SUGGESTED LETTER TO LE MONDE TO RAY 13 JUNE

06/20/63: Cable from Paris to Director: "1. First suggested letter to Le Monde to Ray 13 June. He then drafted letter but after talks with Baez decided against it. Jervay pressed matter again on 17 June and gave him STA DRADR urging Ray re-work it and mail from SJANON his return. Pointed out to Ray that good letter from him would not only denigrate exhibition but would bring his name to attention Cuban officials here with whom he talked and others are disillusioned..."

104-10179-10129: CABLE: WISH DRAW HQS ATTENTION TO SUBSTANTIAL COLUMN PAGE 4 LE MONDE

07/02/63: Cable from Paris to Director: Slugline TYPIC PSYCH: "1. Wish draw HQs attention to substantial column page 4 Le Monde 26 June by UNRUMBLE-2 (Pedro Ruiz Quintero) entitled Cuba Revolution Betrayed. This apparently result of Mr. John Hunt working on Alberto Baeza Flores and Jervay discussions with Ray. Although does not refer to Franqui photographic exhibition is strong anti-Castro statement which has hurt Cuban Embassy Paris and undoubtedly had considerable impact French intellectual circles..."

104-10179-10130: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTED HEREWITH IS THE CONTACT REPORT OF THE MEETING HELD BETWEEN MANOLO RAY AND

07/02/63: Dispatch from COS, Paris to Chief, WE (Attention: Chief, Special Affairs Staff): "1. Transmitted herewith is the contact report of the meeting held between Manolo Rey and the KUBARK (CIA) staffer from DTLEAFACE (sp) on 13 June 1963 in Paris. A summary of this meeting was sent to Headquarters in reference. (Signed) Elbridge O. Jervay)."

104-10179-10128: DISPATCH: RECORDING OF CONVERSATION WITH MANOLO RAY

07/17/63: Dispatch from COS, Paris to Chief, WE (Attention: Chief, Special Affairs Staff): "1. Enclosed under separate cover is the tape covering the meeting which was held between Manolo Ray, Elbridge O. Jervay, and Willard R. Nauman (probably Earl Williamson) on 13 June 1963 from 1430 hours to 1730 hours in a Paris Station safehouse. Ray was unaware that the meeting was being recorded. The main points that were discussed at this meeting were forwarded in reference. 2. The tape was recorded at a speed of 1 7/8. (Signed) Elbridge O. Jervay."

104-10216-10121: DISPATCH: COMMENTS OF MAJOR LUIS CRESPO ON CELIA SANCHEZ

03/13/64: Dispatch from COS, Paris to Chief, SAS: Handwritten: "(Elbridge O. Jervay for) Peter M. Gloaden."

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