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Pseudonym: Tenney, Cal

Definition:
Probably Howard Roman, if he didn’t retire in 1962. It may have been taken from the hard-right anti-communist Jack Tenney, former Congressman from Los Angeles, who ran for vice president in 1952 as a member of the Constitution Party and other third parties. General MacArthur was named as the presidential candidate by these parties, although without his explicit permission.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
For background on Jack Tenney, see: https://www.jta.org/1952/09/08/archive/lohbeck-voices-anti-semitic-tirade-at-macarthur-rally

104-10209-10176 refers to CI/OPS/WE "Mr. Tenney".

104-10177-10153 refers to CI/Tenney (CT) and CI/Roman (JAR) in 1960.

In late 1968, DC/CI/R&A Donovan Pratt writes letter for Angleton's signature, discussing how Valentine Ashworth, Richard Nagell, Layton Martens, Donald Norton and others have offered to collaborate with Garrison. Mr. Tenney is working at CI/SIG and is copied on this letter. (See the 1968 post, below)

104-10113-10436 refers to "Jane Atherton Roman", who retired from the Agency in 1971 and lived with her husband Howard Roman, also a retired Agency employee.

104-10073-10376 shows Tenney working with De Santi, Prew, Hutchinson and Anita Potocki on 1/30/63 - several other memos show the rest of this group working closely during this time.
Sources:

104-10177-10153: ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET.

6/13/60 Routing Sheet: C/WE/FI John Whitten writes to Cal Tenney/Jane Roman: "UNBOUND/SDECE believes Subject may be coming to France." CI/Tenney receives this message on the 14th, passes it on to C/CI/OPS W? on the 14th. who passes it to CI/Roman on the 15th. For the redacted version in a Morgan folder, see 1994.05.03.10:47:24:570005 - Reel 13, Folder H - WILLIAM ALEXANDER MORGAN - p. 39. Appears that CI/Tenney signs as CT, while CI/Roman signs as JAR (Jane Atherton Roman).

124-90137-10276: No Title

6/27/62 memo from FBI liaison Sam Papich to FBI supervisor D. J. Brennan: CIA official Cal Tenney contacted the FBI seeking whereabouts of Oscar Lauderman. Tenney was informed that "the Bureau already had disseminated information furnished by Lauderman and pertaining to Carlos Lechuga, Cuban ambassador to Mexico...the Bureau was in the process of making arrangements to interview him. Tenney stated that his Agency would appreciate receiving the results of this interview and, furthermore, would like to be informed if and when CIA might be permitted to interview Lauderman."

Peter Dale Scott, The Three Oswald Deceptions: The Operation, the Cover-Up and the Conspirac

1962 - It is reported here that Howard Roman resigned from the CIA this year ..."Szulc however has written that Hunt was asked to assist Dulles in writing a book, The Craft of Intelligence, that Dulles wrote following his involuntary retirement in 1961. (67) Just how long it took to complete the book is not clear; it was however published in 1963. Certainly the book would have given Hunt the opportunity to spend many long hours (presumably on Company time) with Dulles, his former boss. A third person who would presumably have been present would have been Howard E. Roman, Dulles' close friend and alleged collaborator on the book. (68) Another member of the OSS "Old Boy" brotherhood in the CIA, Roman resigned in 1962 before taking up the book-writing job with Dulles (and possibly Hunt). Roman went on to write a total of two books (and two more edited volumes) with Dulles. In that capacity he was with Dulles at the moment, on November 22, 1963, when Dulles heard of the President's murder. (69)"

104-10015-10045: ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET.

9/10/63 routing slip for Jim Hosty's report on Oswald: Jane Atherton Roman signs next to CI/LS (liaison) as JAR and later to "CI/IC" and signed for by CT - this was "Cal Tenney".

Oswald 201 File, Vol 1, Folder 2

9/24/63 routing slip for FBI agent Milton Kaack's report on Oswald: Passed on to CI/LS (liaison) who signs as JAR (Jane Atherton Roman) and later to "CI/IC", and signed for by CT - this was "Cal Tenney".

104-10132-10133: SILVIA T. DURAN, MEXICAN EMPLOYEE OF CUBAN EMBASSY IN MEXICO, CONTACT WITH OSWALD; DURAN'S ARREST; HER AFFAIR WITH CUBAN UN AMBASSADOR

11/25/63 cable DIR 84950 from WH/3/Reports Virginia Renshaw to FBI: On last page, the releasing officer CILIA Jane Roman is signed for by "Cal Tenney".

104-10209-10176: CABLE: APPRECIATED DELICACY SITUATION WITH Document View

1964: Mr. Tenney is now CI/OPS/WE.  

104-10209-10176: CABLE: APPRECIATED DELICACY SITUATION WITH

1966: Memo re Joachim Joesten, copy sent by FBI to "Cal Tenney" - note in upper right states "BY LIAISON".

1994.05.06.08:55:20:620005: Reel 25, Folder I - GARRISON INVESTIGATION - VOL VII.

1968: (pp. 72-74): DC/CI/R&A Donovan Pratt writes letter for Angleton's signature, discussing how Valentine Ashworth, Richard Nagell, Layton Martens, Donald Norton and others have offered to collaborate with Garrison. Mr. Tenney is now with CI/SIG and is copies on this memo.

104-10113-10436:MEMO: SUBJECT: SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE REQUEST ASSASSINATION)

Circa 1971: This memo refers to "Jane Atherton Roman", who retired from the Agency in 1971 and lived with her husband Howard Roman, also a retired Agency employee.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cias-Secret-Operations-Espionage-Counterespionage/dp/036729088X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+cia%27s+secret+operations+harry+rositzke&qid=1608933391&s=books&sr=1-1

The CIA's Secret Operations: Espionage, Counterespionage, and Covert Action by Harry Rositzke: "I am grateful to those of my colleagues in this first generation of American 'spymasters' who were willing to share their experiences with me even after I retired to my unclassified farm. I am indebted to Howard Roman, who worked with Allen Dulles on his intelligence writings, for his assistance in the preparation of the early chapters, and to Nancy Kelly, my editor at Reader's Digest Press, for the sharp edge of her pruning shears."

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