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Pseudonym: Langevin, Paul

Definition:
Paul D. Langevin was one of the pseudonyms used by CIA officer David A. Phillips.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
See 180-10110-10016: Phillips testified that he only had two pseudonyms, Michael Choaden and Paul Langevin, and the other names were aliases.
Sources:

104-10178-10297: MEMO: REQUEST FOR COVERT SECURITY CLEARANCE PAUL D. LANGEVIN

04/09/54, Memo from Howard J. Preston, Administrative Officer, PBS to FI/STC/SPB: "1. It is requested that necessary action be taken on a priority basis to secure an appropriate security clearance for Paul D. Langevin (Pa) so that his services may be utilized as a Contract Agent in connection with Project PBSUCCESS. 2. Information of record in this office indicates that Subject was granted an Operational Security Clearance by your Division on 14 January 1952. From 25 January 1952 until 31 August 1953, Subject served as a Contract Agent in the WH Division in connection with Project PBGROVEL. It is believed that the most recent Personal History Statement completed by Subject is on record in your Office. 3. Please advise Mr. Salerno, WH Division, extension 3581, of action taken on this matter."

104-10128-10364: MEMO: LANGEVIN, PAUL D.

03/20/56, Memo from Robert C. Cunningham to Chief, Contract Personnel Division: Subject: Langevin, Paul D. #40696 SC: "1. Reference is made to your request dated 20 January 1956 for a Covert Security Clearance to permit appointment of Subject to Staff/Agent/operations officer at Havana, Cuba...5. This clearance becomes invalid in the event the Subject's services are not utilized within 60 days of the date of this memorandum."

180-10110-10016: HSCA TESTIMONY OF DAVID PHILLIPS

04/25/78, HSCA document: Page 77: ..."Mr. Goldsmith: Turning to another area, I believe at the beginning of your testimony today we first raised the question of your pseudonyms, and one of them was Michael Choaden? Mr. Phillips: Choaden. Mr. Goldsmith: Choaden, and what was the other one? Mr. Phillips: Paul Langevin, Paul D. Langevin, L-a-n-g-e-v-i-n, something very close, but I think that is correct. Mr. Goldsmith: Now, when you dealt with one of your assets or agents, what name did you use? Mr. Phillips: I never used my pseudonym. The pseudonyms was for internal CIA use, and I always used an alias except in those cases when I used a true name, but I always used an alias. Mr. Goldsmith: And how many operational aliases did you say that you may have had? Mr. Phillips: Well, over a period of 25 years I suppose a hundred..."

Larry Hancock, Nexus: The CIA and Political Assassination (2012), p. 24

"David Phillips (aka Paul D. Langevin and Walter B. Bracton), coming into the CIA as a contract employee after being a professional actor and Latin American newspaper operator, was assigned to psychological and propaganda operations in PB/SUCCESS..."

Contributors:
Larry Hancock • MFF

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