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Pseudonym: Reymander, Gary

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Definition:
Gary H. Reymander was Art (Arthur) Ladenburg. Reymander was a CIA officer in Mexico City from at least around 1963 to at least around 1966.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A report in July of 1972 by Elsie Scaletti (Charlotte Bustos-Videla) on Philip Agee stated that Gary H. Reymander was Art Ladenburg.

Anne Goodpasture, in her Mexico City Station History, stated that "from December 1963 until August 1964, Etsinger and Reymander spent time establishing and working on their cover business, though no business developed from the efforts of going through the motions of preparing investment surveys."

A dispatch in June of 1965 mentioned that Gary H. Reymander had obtained information from ESLIME-1. The dispatch also stated that Reymander was a member of the LILINK (an operation in Mexico City to provide non-official cover for CIA officers with infra-red communications system to the CIA station in the Embassy) unit. A document stated that the "handling of LICOOKY-1 (Viola June Cobb) was taken over by Gary H. Reymander, from Howard T. Etsinger, on 12 January 1966."

A cable from Mexico City in March, 1966, stated that "just before her departure for PBPRIME (U.S.) LICOOKY (Viola June Cobb) told Easby (Alan P. White) and Reymander she had prepared long profiles of Juan Jose Arevalo and Raul Osegueda following her fall 1961 trip to Venezuela. Search of station files shows no evidence these profiles although there some reporting on trip itself."

Reymander also put his name to a dispatch on LIRING-3 (Carlos Jurado-Delmar) in March of 1967 which was from the Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (WHD). The Originating Officer was Art Ladenburg, WH/1, and the Releasing Officer was W. J. Kaufman, C/WH/1.

Philip Agee, stated in his book Inside the Company, CIA Diary (1975), under an entry for "Washington DC 15 September 1966": that "already Arthur Ladenburg, the junior officer under LILINK cover, has returned to headquarters." Agee also added in his book that Ladenburg was a "CIA operations officer in Mexico City under non-official cover. Later assigned to Santiago, Chile."
Sources:

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

Anne Goodpasture's History of Mexico City Station: Page 367: ..."From December 1963 until August 1964, Etsinger and Reymander spent time establishing and working on their cover business, though no business developed from the efforts of going through the motions of preparing investment surveys. Several surveys were prepared, both from information from the files of (REDACTION) and independently..."

104-10221-10004: GALAN, VICTOR RICO, 201-336474

06/07/65: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to COS, Guatemala City (Info: Chief, WH Division): Subject: Victor Rico Galan, 201-336474: "Attached hereto is the information derived from the recently recruited and still untested ESLIME-1, by Gary H. Reymander on 18 May 1965. Apologies are made for the quality of the typing, but the LILINK (an operation in Mexico City to provide non-official cover for CIA officers with infra-red communications system to the CIA station in the Embassy) unit, of which Reymander is a member, is an outside unit and still without a secretary. for Willard C. Curtis (Winston Scott)."

104-10185-10161: LICOOKY.OPERATIONS.50-6-129/3

Page 17: ..."4. Personnel: Handling of LICOOKY-1 (Viola June Cobb) was taken over by Gary H. Reymander, from Howard T. Etsinger, on 12 January 1966..."

104-10266-10026: FOLDER ON COBB, VIOLA JUNE (VOL VII)

01/26/66: Cable from Mexico City to Director: LICOOKY: REF MEXI 5243 (IN 42076)* "Just learned from Reymander LICOOKY (Viola June Cobb) staying Hotel Sutton Plaza, 116 East 58 St. Alternate means contact is through her doctor, I. Snapper, Barbizon Plaza..."

104-10266-10026: FOLDER ON COBB, VIOLA JUNE (VOL VII)

03/02/66: Cable from Mexico City to Director: LICOOKY: "1. Just before her departure for PBPRIME (U.S.) LICOOKY (Viola June Cobb) told Easby (Alan P. White) and Reymander she had prepared long profiles of Juan Jose Arevalo and Raul Osegueda following her fall 1961 trip to Venezuela. Search of station files shows no evidence these profiles although there some reporting on trip itself. 2. Did addressees receive profiles? suggest HQs query Clyde D. Shryock (Thomas Hazlett) for his recollection. 3. Given recent reporting on plans for terroristic activity in GUAT following elections and Osegueda participation, KUBARK (CIA) should have most definitive info available on important GUATS in exile. 4. HQs note previous cables have described LICOOKY access to Osegueda and Villagran Kramer which apparently still persists despite gossip re her KUBARK affiliation. Did HQs debrief her in any detail these contacts?"

https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-DAzR701tP2dL_DNu/inside-the-company-cia-diary-philip-agee_djvu.txt

Inside the Company, CIA Diary (1975) by Philip Agee: Page 431 (PDF): Book Page 502: Under entry for "Washington DC 15 September 1966": ..."Already Arthur Ladenburg, the junior officer under LILINK cover, has returned to headquarters..." - - - Pages 535-536 (PDF): ..."LADENBURG, ARTHUR. CIA operations officer in Mexico City under non-official cover. Later assigned to Santiago, Chile. 502...LILINK. An operation in Mexico City to provide non-official cover for CIA officers with infra-red communications system to the CIA station in the Embassy. True name of cover business forgotten. 502..."

104-10175-10025: LIRING-3

03/20/67: Dispatch from Chief, WH Division to COS, Mexico Station (Info: COS, Withheld): Subject: LIRING-3: Dispatch signed by Gary H. Reymander. Originating Officer: Art Ladenburg, WH/1. Coordinating Officers: (REDACTION), WH/COG (in draft). (Signature), WH/2/G. (Signature). Releasing Officer: W. J. Kaufman, C/WH/1.

104-10095-10075: "LIST OF ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES FROM MEXICO."

Undated CIA document: ..."NO.: 037171. DATE: 640511. 1. CATEGORY: RR. 450. DATE: 661108. LADENBURG, ARTHUR T. T/TIME YRMODA: 020528. Mexico..."

104-10110-10306: PHILIP BURNETT FRANKLIN AGEE

07/10/72: CIA report from Elsie I. Scaletti (Charlotte Bustos-Videla): Page 6: "3. SUBJECT'S KNOWLEDGE OF SCALETTI, PROJECTS, OR OPERATIONS IN WHICH SUBJECT PARTICIPATED...c) In Headquarters Phil knew I handled mostly the support projects plus such extras as LILINK and LPGLOBE (REDACTION). LILINK had closed down either just as Phil came to the Branch, or just before. However, Gary H. Reymander (handwritten above: Art Ladenburg), formerly with LILINK, was assigned to the Branch then, and talked with Phil about Mexico, and possibly about LILINK. I remember keeping the LPGLOBE material very close, in my own safe, and I do not think Phil knew of LPGLOBE (LIREALM was then in Mexico under LPGLOBE), but may have learned of LPGLOBE program and LIREALM through ex-LIADLIB (see paragraph 4)..." - - - June 27, 2023 release: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2023/104-10110-10306.pdf

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