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Pseudonym: Walsh, Ted

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Definition:
Ted Walsh was an alias for Thomas Keenan, Mexico City CIA officer.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Dan Hardway's HSCA interviews with Gene Cox and Peggy Maggard on March 28, 1978, were virtually identical. Peggy Maggard stated that she was replaced by Thomas Keenan in 1960, while Gene Cox stated she was replaced by Ted Walsh in 1960.
Sources:

180-10142-10491:

03/28/78: HSCA interview of Gene Cox by Dan Hardway: "Gene Cox stated that she had been in Mexico from 1955-1960 and from 1965-1968. She said she was in (REDACTION) in 1963. She stated that she was replaced by Ted Walsh in 1960. She said that employee had originally gone to Mexico as a CI staffer but had ended up working personally for station chief on operations such as the (REDACTION) tap. Gene Cox said that she had seen the release letter and understood it."

180-10143-10133:

03/28/78: HSCA interview of Peggy Maggard by Dan Hardway: "Mo Maggard stated that she had been in Mexico from 1955-1960 and from 1965-1968. She said she was in Baghdad in 1963. She stated that she was replaced by Thomas Keenan in 1960. She said that Anne Goodpasture had originally gone to Mexico as a CI staffer but had ended up working personally for Win Scott on operations such as the liaison tap. Mo Maggard said that she had seen the release letter and understood it."

180-10145-10254:

03/28/78: HSCA interview of David Blair by Dan Hardway: ..."Mr. Blair said that his assignment in Mexico had ended in February, 1962. He said that he had been involved in technical operations and ran the unilateral telephone taps. He said that, in addition to the liaison taps, the Mexico station had extensive unilateral telephone coverage on the Soviet and Cuban embassies...Blair said that when he left he was replaced by Ted Walsh. He was sure that Walsh took over all of the operations he had been involved in. Blair could not remember being involved in photo operations with Walsh but was sure that Walsh would know all about the Cuban photo operation because he had been inside the base with Blair..."

https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter4.html

State Secret: Wiretapping in Mexico City, Double Agents, and the Framing of Lee Oswald by Bill Simpich: ..."Who ran LIENVOY and LIFEAT during 1963?...Anne Goodpasture assisted the case officer Tom Keenan, known by his pseudonym Jeremy Niarcos at LIFEAT. Keenan was adept at several forms of surveillance. [18] Goodpasture and Keenan found themselves delivering tapes in stealth, assuming 'double and triple wingback positions' as they made their way to a secure location. [19] It has been said that Goodpasture ran LIFEAT during this period. I don’t think that is quite right. Tom Keenan ran LIFEAT during 1963, with Goodpasture as his factotum. The LIFEAT renewal requests for 1963 are signed by Keenan as the case officer. Keenan’s own bio sheet stated that he has management duties over a GS-13 even though he is only a G-12! That was a big deal to government workers like Keenan...What was the role of Staff D at the Mexico City station? I think that they were one and the same. Goodpasture was a Staff D officer. This memo indicates Chief Win Scott was also Staff D. Available personnel fitness reports indicate that all the main officers stationed in Mexico City may have been working with Staff D. LIFEAT chief Tom Keenan was Staff D. So was David Phillips, head of the Western Hemisphere covert action and the Cuba section, as well as his deputy Robert Shaw. Also intercept station chief Charles Flick. Also the station photographer Robert Zambernardi. Charlotte Bustos, WH/3/Mexico, stationed at Headquarters, also answered to Staff D..."

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Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • Dan Hardway • Bill Simpich

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