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Pseudonym: Pataker, Stewart

Definition:
Unknown identity. Stewart R. Pataker may possibly have been Chief of Station, La Paz, Bolivia, at the end of 1961, and the beginning of 1962. Also, a cable at the end of October 1963, stated that Pataker would replace David Phillips in Pataker's next assignment in Mexico City.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
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.
Sources:

104-10245-10088: DISPATCH: JESUS MARINAS

12/18/61, Dispatch from COS, La Paz to COS, JMWAVE: Name of Stewart R. Pataker at the bottom of the dispatch.

104-10227-10026: CABLE: FOR SOME TIME, MANY ANTI-CASTRO ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY

01/07/62, Cable from La Paz to Director (Pataker acting):

104-10290-10423: CABLE: PERSONNEL CHANGES

10/31/63, Cable from Mexico City to Director: REF DIR 79075* "1. Please change name Walter B. Bracton to Michael C. Choaden. 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. Brachton."

104-10100-10342: CABLE REGARDING STATION STAFFING

11/05/63, Cable from Director to Mexico City: Reference: MEXI-6733: "Assumption is correct. WH Comment: Station Mexico assumes Pataker will occupy ODACID position held Safarano."

104-10100-10422: CABLE: CONFIRMING ARRIVAL

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."

104-10218-10044: (ASSET) (LIHUFF), DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS, 50-124-28/1

11/03/64, Dispatch COS, Mexico City to Chief, WHD: Subject: General - Operational: Specific - Present Status of LIHUFF: "1. At the time the LIHUFF 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 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."

104-10218-10047: (ASSET) (LIHUFF) OPERATIONS.

06/19/65, Cable from Mexico City: "1. Sam Southwell until very recently Public Affairs Officer (USIA) at consulate in Guadalajara. Pataker and Curtis 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...."

104-10183-10305: CABLE: CITE WISHES EXPRESS ITS APPRECIATION TO JMWAVE FOR SERVICES OF AMMUG-1 AND DORENFEST.

08/31/65, Cable to JMWAVE (Pataker acting): "1. Station wishes express its appreciation to JMWAVE for services of AMMUG-1 and Dorenfest during their stay here and work against (REDACTION). 2. Dispatch follows."

104-10194-10026: CIA OP FILES ON DAVID ATLEE PHILLIPS.

01/18/66, Dispatch from COS, Withheld to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: Letter of Appreciation from (REDACTION): "1. Attached find an original and two copies of a letter of appreciation from (REDACTION) until 18 January, (REDACTION). 2. It is requested that the original be placed in (REDACTION) the personnel file of Michael C. Choaden. 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." (REDACTIONS) pointing to Pataker and Mallek's names.

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