Pseudonym: Pataker, Stewart
Stewart R. Pataker may have been COS, La Paz, Bolivia, at the end of 1961, and the beginning of 1962.
In addition, in November, 1964, Pataker signed a dispatch for Winston Scott, the COS in Mexico City.
Furthermore, Pataker and Winston Scott declined an approach by Sam Southwell to contribute to "Los Tecos" in May, 1965. Southwell in turn said he had been approached by members of the group looking for financial help in their struggle against Communism in Mexico.
According to a HSCA document in May of 1978 Joseph B. Smith "recalled that Phillips brought up a guy from Bolivia with whom he was very close, a fellow named James Flannery, who took the job as chief of covert action, which Phillips had when he first went to Mexico City. During the Bay of Pigs operation, Flannery was 'special assistant' to Richard Bissell. He then became chief of station in Bolivia. Then Phillips went on to be chief of station in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis. Flannery later was chief of Dominican operations also. When Phillips became chief of WH Division, he made Flannery his deputy."
12/18/61: Dispatch from COS, La Paz to COS, JMWAVE: Name of Stewart R. Pataker at the bottom of the dispatch.
01/07/62: Cable from La Paz to Director (Pataker acting):
10/31/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: REF DIR 79075* "1. Please change name Walter B. Bracton to Michael C. Choaden (David Phillips). 2. STA assumes Pataker will occupy position in HBFINCH (U.S. Embassy) previously occupied by Howard G. Safarano (IDEN). C/S Comment: *Pataker's next assignment is Mexico City where he replaces Walter B. Bracton."
11/05/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City: Reference: MEXI-6733: "Assumption is correct. WH Comment: Station Mexico assumes Pataker will occupy ODACID (U.S. State Department) position held Safarano (George Misko)."
12/24/63: Cable from Director to La Paz: "Teegast ETA LAPA 14 Jan. Will conform. No HQs objection Pataker arrives MEXI 30 Jan. WH Comment: LAPA queried re Teegast's arrival LAPA and Pataker's departure for Mexico."
11/03/64: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WHD: Subject: General - Operational: Specific - Present Status of LIHUFF: "1. At the time the LIHUFF (Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales y Economicas - IISE, A. C., an anti-communist organization in Mexico with emphasis on students, economics, civil pressure and propaganda) activity is approved as a formal project, it is the present intention to turn over the operation to either Oliver N. Primack or Stewart R. Pataker as the case officer. However, for obvious reasons, it is not desired to make the introduction of one of these individuals to LIHUFF/1 (Alfonso Rudolph Wichtrich) until such time as an assurance of continuity with Headquarters' approval of the activity as a formal project has been received. 2. In view of the time which has elapsed since the exchanges indicated in referenced dispatches have taken place, the Station would appreciate an indication from Headquarters whether or not LIHUFF is being processed as a project. If it is not or approval has been denied for one reason or another, the Station would also appreciate knowing this so whatever action has to be undertaken can be initiated. Stewart R. Pataker (signature) for Willard C. Curtis (Winston Scott)." See https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=204962&search=%22jim_flannery%22#relPageId=366&tab=page - In late 1964, Pataker was the Chief of Covert Action in Mexico City, which means he succeeded David Phillips in that role.
07/19/65: Cable from Mexico City to Director: "1. Sam Southwell until very recently Public Affairs Officer (USIA) at consulate in Guadalajara. Pataker and Curtis (Winston Scott) saw Southwell at his request on 10 May 1965 in Embassy Mexico City. 2. Southwell reported an approach by 'certain members' of 'Los Tecos' right-wing catholic group (called fascist by LITEMPOS) for financial help in their fight against Communism in Mexico. 3. Curtis and Pataker told Southwell no such financial help could come from CIA..."
08/31/65: Cable from Santo Domingo to JMWAVE (Pataker Acting): REF: SANTO DOMINGO 1681: "1. Station wishes express its appreciation to JMWAVE for services of AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) and Dorenfest (handwritten: going to REDACTION as WH/unintelligible) during their stay here and work against Mella Pena and Jaime Duran. 2. Dispatch follows." - - - 2022 release: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10183-10305.pdf
01/18/66: Dispatch from COS, Santo Domingo to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: Letter of Appreciation from from General Bruce Palmer, Jr: "1. Attached find an original and two copies of a letter of appreciation from Gen. Bruce Palmer until 18 January, Commander of USFORDOMREP. 2. It is requested that the original be placed in (handwritten on right hand side: unintelligible) the personnel file of Michael C. Choaden (David Phillips). The first copy, marked 'A' should be placed in the personnel file of Stewart R. Pataker. The second copy, marked 'B', should be passed to Franklyn D. Mallek for his information and disposition." Michael C. Choaden." (Handwritten: James E. Flannery) pointing to Pataker and (handwritten: Edwin Terrell) pointing to Mallek's names. - - - 2022 release, page 220: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10194-10026.pdf
05/08/78: HSCA document: Page 8: ..."In discussing the career of David Phillips and his switch to Cuban Operations in Mexico City in 1963, taking the place of Robert Shaw, Smith said he didn't know precisely what the situation was there at the time. He recalled that Phillips brought up a guy from Bolivia with whom he was very close, a fellow named James Flannery, who took the job as chief of covert action, which Phillips had when he first went to Mexico City. During the Bay of Pigs operation, Flannery was 'special assistant' to Richard Bissell. He then became chief of station in Bolivia. Then Phillips went on to be chief of station in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis. Flannery later was chief of Dominican operations also. When Phillips became chief of WH Division, he made Flannery his deputy. Smith said he doesn't know where Flannery is now..."