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Pseudonym: Rubricius_Conrad V.

Definition:
Joseph G. Benson, apparently a CIA officer and a colleague of George de Mohrenschildt in Haiti.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10068-10184: GEORGE AND JEANNE DE MORENSCH_ILDT

04/24/64: Dispatch from Acting Chief of Station, Port-au-Prince (signed by Conrad V. Rubricius) to Chief, WHD, HTPA-1265: After the de Mohrenschildts arrived in Haiti in May 1963, they became known to most Americans and foreigners in Haiti. "The de Mohrenschildts and Rubricius belong to the Petionville Club. Rubricius occasionally plays tennis with the de Mohrenschildts, and as a result Rubricius has struck up a casual relationship with them...the de Mohrenschildts invited Rubricius to come to their house on 4 February to see a movie of their trip in 1961 by foot through Mexico and Central America...they were questioned a few weeks ago concerning Oswald by an (FBI) agent who came to Haiti for this purpose."

104-10414-10026: INDEX SEARCH: DEMOHRENSCHILDT

Handwritten memo summarizing George de Mohrenschildt: "SSCI (illegible), see ACL(?) on George S. de Mohrenschildt, file mostly FBI and mail intercept, Wh. Russian - US citizen now - re oil - Texas/Haiti - DCD/Dallas (note: Domestic Contact Division) - 1963-65 Haiti. Mail cover- Embassy - FBI. Knew: Oswald/wife, Jackie Kennedy, George Bush. Name dropper. COS (note Chief of Station) - Seth Crawford. Joe Benson - Luxembourg. Summary file to Warren Commission '64. Conrad B. Rubricius.

104-10414-10198: STATEMENTS REPORTEDLY MADE BY GEORGE AND JEANNE DE MOHRENSCHILDT CONCERNING LEE HARVEY OSWALD AND THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

Early June 1964: "At a social gathering in Haiti early in June 1964, the de Mohrenschildts said that when they knew Lee Harvey Oswald, he was a very confused and disturbed young man...Mrs. de Mohenschildt said that Mrs. Oswald discussed openly and frankly her marital sex life and often complained about her husband's sexual inadequacy. The de Mohrenschildts felt that this was what provoked Oswald into doing what he did. The de Mohrenschildts were asked if there was any substance to the view expressed in certain foreign periodicals such as L'Express, a left-wing Parisian weekly newspaper, that the Kennedy assassination was a plot organized by Dallas millionaires. George de Mohrenschildt said that President Kennedy was hated by the Dallas elite, and he felt that it was very likely that certain reactionary elements in Dallas had organized a plot to get rid of Kennedy and used a disturbed person such as Oswald to achieve their ends. Mrs. de Mohrenschildt agreed fully with this thesis." Memo of 7/2/64 from DDP Richard Helms to Warren Commission general counsel J. Lee Rankin, citing "reliable sources".

104-10166-10138: GEORGE AND JEANNE DE MORENSCHILDT GAVE A DINNER PARTY INVITING CONRAD V. RUBRICIUS AND OTHERS

On 6/20/64, Conrad V. Rubricius was invited for dinner to the home of George and Jeanne de Mohrenschildt. Other guests included Wlodzimierz Galicki, 201-726173, Polish commercial attache in Haiti, Clemard Charles, president of the Commercial Bank in Haiti, and Sheik Mohammed Fayed, oil businessman from Kuwait.

104-10166-10297: GEORGE AND JEANNE DE MORENSCHILDT

Early August 1964: "Mrs. de Mohrenschildt asked Rubricius why (the US government) was blocking the T-28 plane deal. She stated, 'Why not let the Haitians buy a few planes? They will not be able to do anything with them.' Rubricius answered that such matters were not his responsibility and were handled on a higher level." De Mohrenschildt explained that the reason he was in Haiti was to conduct a geological survey. In 1963, he entered into a $250,000 contract for that purpose. Memo signed by Conrad V. Rubricius for Joseph Benson.

104-10431-10035: DEMOHRENSCHILDT, GEORGE SERGIUS (DRAFT BIOGRAPHY)

8/9/64 notation in chronology of George de Mohrenschildt: "Conrad V. Rubricius (P) was the guest of the de Mohrenschildts...during the day, de Mohrenschildt mentioned to Rubricius (P) that after he had testified before the Warren Commission, President Duvalier wanted to expel him from Haiti, because Duvalier believed that de Mohrenschildt was involved in some way with the assassination of President Kennedy. Duvalier felt that de Mohrenschildt was in Haiti also to kill the President. De Mohrenschildt was able to convince the President this was not true, and he was permitted to remain..." (p. 73): de Mohrenschildt is described by George Kitchel, vice president of Kerr-McGee oil company, as "well acquainted with persons such as H. L. Hunt, the Richardson family, and the Murchison family, all of Dallas and all extremely wealthy and active in the oil business."

104-10166-10294: MEMORANDUM OF CONVERSATION

9/12/64: Dispatch from Joseph Benson (signing his name as Arthur H. F______ illegible) to Chief, WHD, Info: Chief, KUDESK/Counterintelligence, regarding a conversation between George de Mohrenschildt and Paul Johnson, co-director of the Haitian-American Institute for the US Embassy. Benson considers Johnson as "somewhat eccentric and a loose talker". de Mohrenschildt was trying to figure out if Johnson was with the CIA or not.

104-10431-10039: MEMO: ACTIVITIES OF GEORGE AND JEANNE DE MOHRENSCHILDT IN HAITI

This 30-page April 1965 memo by James Angleton to Director, FBI adds further details to Rubricius' 6/20/64 and 8/20/64 memos above, making it clear that there was a deal afoot for George de Mohrenschildt and Clemard Charles to enable Duvalier to obtain T-28 airplanes from Dallas, being engineered by Sydney Schine and Henry Kleplak. De Mohrenschildt was working on a geological survey and a sisal mill he owned with Charles, stating that Charles had cheated him but that he preferred being a minority stockholder than having to run it. The de Mohenschildts were getting some interesting contacts from people such as (p. 8) George Macmillan of Life Magazine, husband of Priscilla Macmillan, who wanted him to go on TV and discuss Oswald; (p. 10): J. L. Latimer of Dallas (Dr. John Latimer?); (p. 14): Dr. Lawrence Orlov; (p. 15) the Great Southwest Warehouse, Inc. of Dallas; (p. 24/p. 29) a note from Sam Ballin aka Sam Ballen states that Marina thought George had "carnal feelings" for her, and that Priscilla Johnson wanted to interview George.

104-10166-10200: GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT MAILING ASSOCIATES OUTSIDE OF HAITI.

10/15/65 dispatch from Chief of Station, Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Chief, KUDESK/Counterintelligence: "George de Mohrenschildt mailing associates outside of Haiti. Letters received in care of the American embassy...Postmarked Fort Worth, Texas on October 5, 1965: From G. Clark, 4312 Selkirk West, Fort Worth, Texas." See Warren Commission Hearings, Volume VIII, p. 343, testimony of aerospace security officer Max E. Clark: His address is "4312 Selkirk West". His wife was Gali Clark of Russian descent. See Nancy Wertz Weiford, The Faux Baron, p. 287: "An outspoken former Russian aristocrat, Gali Clark was accustomed to sharing her opinions. Yet the Clarks were not great socializers, and preferred to stay at their own home and hold small, quiet dinner parties with close friends. They considered George and Jeanne de Mohrenschildt to be intimate friends, and especially liked George's sense of humor. 'Jeanne was a lively woman'. Mrs. Clark said. 'I respected her opinions..."

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