Staff Report of the
    Select Committee on Assassinations
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Ninety-fifth Congress Second Session
    March 1979



  1. The Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John f. Kennedy, that he was not tied to any intelligence agency, and that none of his associates were tied to the assassination. Nevertheless, speculation continued to center about one of Oswald's associations: George de Mohrenschildt and de Mohrenschildt's background. The Warren Commission concluded about de Mohrenschildt: The Commission's investigation has developed no signs of subversive or disloyal conduct on the part of either of the de Mohrenschildts. Neither the FBI, CIA, nor any other witness contacted by the Commission has provided any information linking the de Mohrenschildts to subversive or extremist organizations. Nor has there been any evidence linking them in any way with the assassination of President Kennedy.(1)

  2. Despite this disclaimer of any subversive or disloyal activity on the part of de Mohrenschildt by the Warren Commission, de Mohrenschildt was rumored to have had ties with the intelligence communities of several countries. Indeed de Mohrenschildt himself admitted some involvement with French intelligence, but his actual role with them was never fully disclosed, and he emphatically denied any other intelligence associations. He explained his travels to Haiti with the cooperation of the Haitian Government as innocuous business deals with no political overtones.

  3. Speculation also continued about Oswald's relationship to de Mohrenschildt because of the contrast between the backgrounds of the two men. De Mohrenschildt was described as sophisticated and well educated, moving easily in the social and professional circles of oilmen and the so-called "White Russian" community, many of whom were avowed rightwingers. Oswald's "lowly" background did not include much education or influence, and he was in fact shunned by the same Dallas Russian community that embraced de Mohrenschildt.

  4. The committee undertook to probe more into the background as associations of de Mohrenschildt to determine if more light could be shed to either explain the relationship between Oswald and de Mohrenschildt or to determine if any new information contradicts that which was available to the Warren Commission. This probe seemed justified in view of the controversy that continues to surround the relationship, and the additional speculation that was caused by the apparent suicide of de Mohrenschildt in 1977 on the day he was contacted by both an investigator from the committee and a writer about Oswald.


  5. De Mohrenschildt testified extensively before the Warren Commission about his childhood in Russia and Poland and his family. He was born on April 17, 1911, in Mozyr in Czarist Russia.(2) His father, Sergius Alexander von Mohrenschildt, was a "marshal of nobility" in Minsk Province, and he served as director of the Nobel interests in Russia.(3) his mother, Alexandra Zopalsky, was of Russian, Polish, and Hungarian descent.(4)

  6. De Mohrenschildt's family had long had ties to the United States. A descendant of the de Mohrenschildt family, Baron Hilienfelt, who was a Baltic Swede, fought in the american Army of Independence, according to de Mohrenschildt.(5) An uncle, Ferdinand de Mohrenschildt, was First Secretary of the last Russian Embassy in Washington under the Czarist government.(6) De Mohrenschildt's brother, Dimitri von Mohrenschildt, emigrated to the United States and became a professor at Dartmouth University.(7)

  7. De Mohrenschildt's father was jailed by the Communist regime in 1920 for criticizing the Communist Government.(8) Friends of the government intervened to secure his release.(9) He was jailed again in 1921 and was banished to Siberia(10) for life. De Mohrenschildt explained that sentence was imposed when his father maintained that the kind of government he favored for the Russian people was a constitutional monarchy.(11)

  8. Sergius von Mohrenschildt escaped with his family to Poland; de Mohrenschildt's mother died soon after from typhoid fever which she had contracted during the escape.(12) While living in Poland the elder de Mohrenschildt successfully fought to regain an estate he had held in Russia near the Polish border.(13) It was money from that estate that George do Mohrenschildt brought to the United States in 1938 when he started his first business interest.(14) The size of the estate at that time was estimated at approximately $10,000.(15)

  9. De Mohrenschildt testified that his brother Dimitri remained a "ferocious anti-Communist."(16) he served in the Czarist Russian Imperial Navy.(17) After the Russian revolution, Dimitri von Mohrenschildt joined anti-Communist groups and was jailed by the Communists and sentenced to death.(18) He was released from jail in a prisoner exchange with the help of a Polish Catholic bishop.(19) Dimitri von Mohrenschildt emigrated to the United States in August 1920.(20)


  10. On October 8, 1942 the U.S. Department of State placed a "refusal" or "lookout" in de Mohrenschildt's passport office file.(21) The committee was informed by the State Department that the effect of such a "lookout" would be that when the person applied for any type of passport action the file would be reviewed to determine if the person posed a security threat or had made false statements upon entering the United States.(22)

  11. The reason given for the lookout in de Mohrenschildt's file was: "Alleged to be Nazi agent. Refer any application to Fraud Section."(23) the file was cross-referenced to the file of Lilia P. Larin.(24)

  12. De Mohrenschildt entered the United Stated in 1938.(25) According to his Warren Commission testimony in 1942 de Mohranschildt met and fell in love with Lilia Larin, a Mexican citizen, and they traveled to Mexico together.(26) They stopped at a beach in Corpus Christi, Tex., enroute to Mexico and were then confronted by American Government agents, whom de Mohrenschildt thought might have been FBI agents.(27) The agents accused de Mohrenschildt of being a German Nazi spy.(28) Their car was searched but they were then allowed to continue on their way into Mexico.(29)

  13. After de Mohrenschildt lived in Mexico for several months, the Mexican Government informed him that he was a persona non grata in Mexico and ordered him to leave the country.(30) De Mohrenschildt speculated that the expulsion was prompted by General Maxino Camacho of the Mexican Army, who was jealous of de Mohrenschildt's relationship with Lilia Larin.(31)

  14. De Mohrenschildt's passport file also contained a document dated January 23, 1943, that referred to the censorship of mail of Lilia Larin. According to that document, al letter by Larin to the Mexican Government was intercepted; in that letter, Larin was seeking to intercede on de Mohrenschildt's behalf in getting permission for him to enter Mexico.(32)

  15. When de Mohrenschildt applied for a U.S. passport in January 1957, his application contained a pencilled notation referring to the earlier lookout in his file.(33) Nevertheless, the application was approved and de Mohrenschildt's passport was issued on January 23, 1957.(34) A similar notation was made on de Mohrenschildt's application in March 1960 when he applied for a passport renewal.(35) The refusal was similarly disregarded at that time, and he continued to receive passport renewals.(36) there was no further reference in de Mohrenschildt's State Department file about the original allegation or the determinations to later disregard the refusal.

  16. The Warren Commission also questioned de Mohrenschildt about the background of his cousin, Baron Maydell, and the allegations that Maydell may have had connections with the Nazis. De Mohrenschildt described Maydell as a White Russian who was opposed to communism and thought he could get the return of his Russian estate through intervention of the Germans.(37) In De Mohrenschildt's opinion, it was Maydell's German sympathies that created controversy and speculation that he was a German spy.(38)

  17. In 1941 de Mohrenschildt began work with Maydell's company, Film Facts, Inc., in New York.(39) De Mohrenschildt said he saw the work as an opportunity to learn something about making documentary movies.(40) With Maydell he make a documentary about the resistance movement in Poland and solicited the sponsorship of the Polish Consulate.(41) De Mohrenschildt said the movie was also used to benefit Polish refugees.(42)

  18. De Mohrenschildt's Central Intelligence Agency file contains a memo dated July 30, 1942, that referred to some type of film enterprise. the memo is written by Ensign Horrigan and directed to Commander Vanderbilt of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). In the memo Horrigan states that de Mohrenschildt said he was representing an Irish film company that had taken pictures during the Spanish Civil War.(43) Horrigan Wrote de Mohrenschildt's uncle's apartment was raided and that many films of a pro-Nazi nature were discovered which were intended to show the force and effectiveness of the German Army.(44)


  19. George de Mohrenschildt testified before the Warren Commission that one evening when he and his wife visited the Oswalds at their Neely Street address in dallas, Marina Oswald exclaimed that Oswald had bought a gun and showed the gun to Jeanne de Mohrenschildt.(45) De mohrenschildt testified that this took place around Easter in the spring of 1963 and that the occasion of the visit was to take an Easter present or toy to the Oswald's daughter.(46)

  20. In his testimony de Mohrenschildt related that during that visit he and Oswald stood talking in the front room.(47) Marina Oswald opened a closet door to show the gun to Jeanne, and Jeanne in turn called out to George who was in the next room that Lee had a gun.(48) De Mohrenschildt said he did not look at the gun, but that Marina said Oswald used it for target shooting and that it had a telescopic sight.(49)

  21. De Mohrenschildt said he then asked Oswald "jokingly" if Oswald had taken the shot at General Walder, which had occurred in Dallas on April 10, 1963.(50) De Mohrenschildt said Oswald became tense, 'sort of shriveled" and made some kind of face in answer to the question without specifically answering the question.(51)

  22. Nevertheless, in an interview at the American embassy in Haiti in December 1963 with State Department officials, the de Mohrenschildts claimed that the gun incident had occurred in the fall of 1962.(52) Mrs. de Mohrenschildt stated that Marina Oswald had said "Look how crazy he is, he has bought a hun."(53) Mrs. de Mohrenschildt said she thought Oswald had only recently purchased the gun, that it was about 4 feet long, and that she did not know if it was a rifle or a shotgun.(54) she said Marina Oswald told her there was something special about the gun, that it was either automatic or had a telescopic sight.(55) In that interview, de Mohrenschildt claimed that the last time he and his wife saw the Oswalds was in January 1963 and that the de Mohrenschildts were too busy preparing for their upcoming trip to Haiti to see the Oswalds after that.(56)

  23. De Mohrenschildt had contacted the American Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, immediately after the assassination and said he had been acquained with Lee harvey Oswald, volunteering to be of assistance during the assassination investigation.(57)

  24. An April 1, 1977, the committee received from Jeanne de Mohrenschildt, the widow of George de Mohrenschildt, a photograph of Oswald standing in a yard and holding a rifle in one hand and two newspapers in the other hand.(58) A gun was strapped in a holster on his hip. This photograph, which was similar to other photographs recovered in a search of Oswald's property on November 23, 1963, had never been seen by the Warren Commission or law enforcement official.

  25. On the rear of the photograph was the notation "To my friend George from Lee Oswald," with the date "5/IV/63" and another notation "Copyright Geo do M", and an inscription in Russian reading "Hunter of facists, ha-ha-ha!"(59) a handwriting panel engaged by the committee determined that the writing "To my friend George" and the Oswald signature were the writing of Lee Harvey Oswald.(60) The panel was not able to conclude whether the other writing was written by Lee Harvey Oswald, Marina Oswald, or George de Mohrenschildt.(61)

  26. On April 1, 1977, the committee also received from Jeanne de Mohrenschildt a copy of the manuscript of the book, "I Am A Patsy, I am A Patsy," which George de Mohrenschildt was writing about his relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald at the time of de Mohrenschildt's suicide on March 29, 1977.(62) In that manuscript, de Mohrenschildt wrote that he and his wife had stumbled upon the gun photo in February 1967 in boxes of their belongings that they had placed in storage in early 1963 before their departure for Haiti im May 1963.(63) De Mohrenschildt speculated in the manuscript that Oswald had in a sense left them a "gift from the grave," placing the photograph where it could later be discovered by de Mohrenschildt.(64) He explained that the photo was among English practice records that he and his wife had loaned to Marina Oswald, and that somehow the Oswalds had managed to return those records, including the photograph, to the de Mohrenschildts's possessions.(65)

  27. In the manuscript de Mohrenschildt identified the handwritten date of the photograph, "5/IV/63" as April 5, 1963-and stated that at that time he and his wife "were thousands of males away in Haiti."(66) That statement contradicts the statement de Mohrenschildt gave to Warren commission and State Department official about the dates of his travel to Haiti.

  28. The circumstances of the de Mohrenschildts's learning that Oswald owned a rifle, de Mohrenschildt's comment to Oswald about the Walder shooting, and the circumstances of the "discovery" of the gun photograph in the de Mohrenschildts' possessions may indicate knowledge the de Mohrenschildts had about the violent turn Oswald's political inclinations had taken that have not been fully explored.


  29. During his Warren Commission testimony, de Mohrenschildt was asked by Counsel Jenner if he had "ever been in any respect an agent."(67) De Mohrenschildt responded that he never had.(68) He testified that none of his foreign ventures had ever involved any political activity.(69) Nevertheless, de Mohrenschildt explained that in 1941 he was involved with Pierre Fraiss who was connected with French intelligence work in the United States.(70)

  30. De Mohrenschildt said he went to work for the Shumaker co. in New York as a salesman when he first arrived in the United States in 1938.(71) she identified Fraiss as the chief of export of the Shumaker Co. and one of his best friends.(72) de Mohrenschildt said he knew Fraiss was connected with French intelligence and that he worked for Fraiss "collect(ing) facts on people involved in pro-German activity."(73) De Mohrenschildt said the work with Fraiss took him around the United States.(74) It also involved contacting oil companies in the United States about selling oil to the French in competition against German oil supplies during the war.(75) De Mohrenschildt was compensated for expenses incurred in the "data collection" for Fraiss, but was not paid a salary, according to his sworn testimony.(76)

  31. In his Warren commission testimony de Mohrenschildt stated that he believed he had discussed Lee Harvey Oswald with J. Walton Moore, whom de Mohrenschildt described as "a Government man-either FBI or Central Intelligence."(77) De Mohrenschildt said Moore had interviewed him when he returned from Yugoslavia and that he was known as the head of the FBI in Dallas.(78) De Mohrenschildt asserted that he asked Moore and Ft. Worth attorney Max Clark about Oswald to reassure himself that it was "safe" for the de Mohrenschildt to assist Oswald.(79) According to his testimony, de Mohrenschildt was told by one of the persons he talked to about Oswald, although he said he could not remember who it was, that "the guy seems to be OK."(80)

  32. This admitted association with J. Walton Moore fed the rumors of some involvement by de Mohrenschildt in intelligence activities.

  33. In 1963 J. Walton Moore was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency in Dallas, Tex., in the Domestic Contacts Division.(81) According to Moore's CIA personnel file, he was assigned to the Domestic Contacts Division in 1948.(82) Moore's duties in the Dallas office were contacting individuals in the area who had information on foreign topics.(83)

  34. In an Agency memorandum dated April 13, 1977, contained in george de Mohrenschildt's CIA file, Moore set forth facts to counter a claim which had been recently make by WFAA-TV in Dallas that Lee Harvey Oswald was employed by the CIA and that Moore know Oswald. In that memo, Moore is Quoted as saying that according to his records the last time he talked to George de Mohrenschildt was in the fall of 1961.(84) Moore said that he had no recollection of any conversation with the de Mohrenschildt concerning Lee Harvey Oswald.(85) The memo also noted that Moore recalled only two occasions when he met de Mohrenschildt: First, in the spring of 1958 to discuss the mutual interest the two couples had in mainland China; and then in the fall of 1961 when the de Mohrenschildts showed films of their Latin American walking trip.(86)

  35. Other documents in de Mohrenschildt's CIA file indicated more contact between Moore and de Mohrenschildt than was stated in the 1977 memo by Moore. In a memorandum dated May 1, 1964, from Moore to the Acting Chief of the Contacts Division of the CIA, Moore stated that he had known George de Mohrenschildt and his wife since 1957, at which time Moore got biographical data on de Mohrenschildt after de Mogrenschildt's trip to Yugoslavia for the International Co-operation Administration.(87) Moore said also in that 1964 memo that he saw de Mohrenschildt several times in 1958 and 1959.(88)

  36. De Mohrenschildt's CIA file contained several reports submitted by de Mohrenschildt to the CIA on topics concerning Yugoslavea.(89)

  37. In an interview with the committee on March 14, 1978, Moore stated that he did interview de Mohrenschildt in 1957 after the Yugoslavia trip.(90) At that time Moore also indicated he had "periodic" contact with de Mohrenschildt for "debriefing" purposes over the years after that.(91) Moore said that none of that contact or conversation with de Mohrenschildt was related to Oswald; Moore said that the allegations that de Mohrenschildt asked Moore's "permission" to contact Oswald were false.(92)


  38. According to State Department documents, George de Mogrenschildt and his wife were living in Haiti at the time of the assassination.(93) They arrived in the country on June 2, 1963.(94) De Mohrenschildt had earlier been in Haiti in March 1963 and returned to Dallas a week later.(95) He told State Department officials that he left Dallas April 19, 1963, traveled to New York and Philadelphia, and then returned to Dallas for "2 days" to make preparations for the final trip to Haiti.(96)

  39. De Mohrenschildt testified before the Warren Commission that he first visited Haiti in 1956 when he was working for the Sinclair Oil Co. At that time he did a geological prospect for oil drilling in the northern part of Haiti.(97) The project was abandoned because of the expropriations of companies which were going on in the Caribbean area.(98) When de Mohrenschildt returned to Haiti in 1961 after his South American walking trip, he continued working on plans for a possible geological project in Haiti.(99) During 1962 de Mohrenschildt continued to negotiate and promote the business venture and in that year he formed the Haitian Holding Co. an listed as the principals of the company himself, B. Juindine Tardieu, a financier living in Haiti with real estate holdings who served as an adviser to the Banque Commerciale d'Haiti in Port-au-Prince, and Clemard Joseph Charles, president of the Banque Commerciale d'Haiti.(100) The objectives of the company, as outlined by de Mohrenschildt, were the development of industries and enterprises in Haiti, using Haitian and American capital, and some economic assistance from the governments of the two countries.(101)

  40. De Mohrenschildt testified that his work in the Haitian enterprise was to include conducting a geological survey of Haiti to plot out oil and geological resources on he island.(102) He said that on March 13, 1963, he concluded a contract with the haitian Government, which guaranteed that he would be paid $285,000 for the survey; $20,000 was paid in cash and the remainder was to be paid out in a 10-year concession on a sisal plantation.(103) He explained that Clemard Joseph Charles continued the administrative work on the sisal plantation while de Mohrenschildt pursued his geological work.(104)

  41. De Mohrenschildt identified before the Warren Commission newspaper articles about Charles, which he used in his promotional efforts to secure capital for the holding company. In one of the articles, Charles is identified as entering into a multimillion-dollar housing project with the financial assistance of large American banking interests.(105) In another article, it was reported that Charles had been presented with the keys of the city of New York.(106)

  42. De Mohrenschildt stated to the Warren Commission that the undertaking in Haiti was a purely commercial and geological interest, with no other "purpose or intent."(107) De Mohrenschildt explained that the office he used in Port-au-Prince was in fact the office of the Inter-American Geodetic Survey, but that the maps he developed were not to be used by any nation or group for any type of work other than his own geological interests.(108)

  43. De Mohrenschildt testified to the Warren Commission that he left Dallas in May 1963 and traveled to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., before arriving in Haiti in June.(109) He stated that in Washington, D.C., he was "preparing for the eventuality of this project, checking with the people, bureau of Mines, and so forth.(110) He gave no further details, and was not asked for any by the Warren Commission, about his activites in those cities or his contacts.

  44. In a CIA Office of Security memo dated December 30, 1974, contained in de Mohrenschildt's file, the agency noted that the de Mohrenschildts left Dallas after April 19, 1963, for a trip to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., but they had not given any information in their testimony "on whom they had contact with or what they were doing 19 April to late May 1963."(111) The memo also noted that another individual had requested an "expedite check" on de Mohrenschildt for "exact reasons unknown."(112) It was stated further in the memo: It is interesting that (name deleted) interest in de Mohrenschildt coincided with the earlier portion of this trip and the info would suggest that possibly (name deleted) and de Mohrenschildt were possibly in the same environment in Washington, D.C., circa April 26, 1963.(113)

  45. It was not brought out in his Warren Commission testimony, but de Mohrenschildt did meet in washington, D.C., in the spring of 1963 with the Department of Defense personnel and Clemard Joseph Charles, the Haitian banker through whom de Mohrenschildt was negotiating his Haitian contracts.

  46. George de Mohrenschildt's Agency file contained a memorandum of a phone call on May 7, 1963, to Dorothe Matlack of the office of the Army Chief of Staff for Intelligence about de Mohrenschildt and Charles. According to the memo, the purpose of the call was to arrange a meeting between Charles and an Agency representative for noon of that day.(114) Mrs. Matlack had appparently made hotel reservations for the de Mohrenschildts and Charles.(115)

  47. In an interview with the committee on september 4, 1978, Dorothe Matlack stated that she served as Assistant Director of the Office of Intelligence of the Army until her retirement in 1974.(116) Her work included "human source collection of intelligence" and involved serving in a liaison capacity with the Central Intelligence Agency.(117)

  48. Mrs. Matlack said she was first informed about the visit of Clemard Joseph Charles to the United States in 1963 by Col. Sam Kail,* an Army Intelligence officer who was working in Miami at that time.(118) Kail suggested that Mrs. Matlack talk to Charles when he visited Washington, D.C., because of Charles' relationship to President Duvalier of Haiti and Haiti's strategic position relative to Castro's Cuba.(119)

  49. During the committee interview, Mrs. Matlack said that she arranged a meeting for Charles in May 1963 in downtown Washington with Tony Czaikowski of the CIA, whom she introduced as a professor from Georgetown University.(120) She described Charles as "frantic and frightened" during the meeting.(121) He urged Mrs. Matlack to get the U.S. Marines to invade Haiti and overthrow Devalier.(122)

  50. Mrs. Matlack said George and Jeanne de Mohrenschildt accompanied Charles to this meeting and that their presence was a "surprise" to her.(123) She did not know what role de Mohrenschildt was serving, but felt he "dominated" Charles in some way.(124) Mrs. Matlack said that despite the explanation of Charles and de Mohrenschildt that they were in the jute business together, she did not believe the was the reason for their presence together at the meeting.(125) Referring to de Mohrenschildt, Mrs. Matlack said, "I knew the Texan wasn't there to sell hemp."(126)

  51. Mrs. Matlack said she was so disturbed by de Mohrenschildt at the meeting that she discussed it with the FBI liaison, Pat Putnam.(127) Mrs. Matlack said she never heard what action, if any, was taken by the FBI about de Mohrenschildt.(128)

  52. According to Mrs. Matlack, Charles had no military information of value to offer.(129) She did not recall Charles ever discussing the question of arms sales to Haiti.(130) Because of the potential political information Charles could give about the current situation in Haiti, the CIA became the primary contact with Charles.(131) Mrs. Matlack said that except for a few phone calls after that meeting she never had any further contact with Charles.

  53. A Washington Post article by Norman gale, dated September 29, 1964, reported that Haitian President Francois Duvalier had received two T-28 fighter planes from Dallas, Tex.(132) The article stated the planes were flown to haiti illegally.(133)

  54. According to the article, Duvalier made down payment on the planes with a letter of credit for $210,000 drawn on the Banque Commerciale of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.(134) The article identified Clemard Joseph Charles as president and principal stockholder of the bank and a close ally of Duvalier.(135)

  55. The article stated that Charles visited the United States earlier in 1964 to buy boats and other weapons, and that he visited Dallas during that trip.(136)

  56. The article reported that I. Irving Davidson, Washington lobbyist, visited Haiti in May 1963 with two Dallas arms suppliers.(137)

  57. I. Irving Davidson was interviewed by the committee on November 2, 1978, in Washington, D.C. At that time Davidson was asked _______________ *For further information on Sam Kail, see "staff Report on Anti-Castro Organizations. Anti-Castro Activists, and Lee Harvey Oswald's Activities in New Orleans." Hearings before the House select Committee on Assassinations, 95th Cong. 2d sess. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979, pars. 147-151. about his business involvement with Haiti and the Haitian Government and possible ties with George de Mohrenschildt.

  58. Davidson said he first became involved in business in Haiti in 1962 or 1963 through Sam Ferber, whom Davidson described as an import-export dealer from New York.(138) Davidson said that he registered at that time with the State Department as a lobbyist on behalf of the Haitian Government.(139) His relationship with the Haitian Government prospered to the extent that he became friends ith the President of Haiti, Francois Duvalier, and remained in contact with him for several years.(140) His business deals also involved working with the American Embassy in Port-au-Prince. Davidson said he was able to create warmer feeling toward Haiti by the American Government.(141)

  59. Davidson denied that he had ever participated in any arms deals for the Haitian Government;(142) he said Duvalier never had the money to buy arms.(143) Davidson said in the interview that he met with him again nor transacted any business with Charles.(144) He said he was unaware of newspaper accounts that he had arranged arms sale deals for Charles.(145)

  60. Davidson said he was not acquained with George de Mohrenschildt in Haiti.(146) In fact, Davidson claimed that he was not aware of de Mohrenschildt until 1978, when a newspaper article by Jeremiah O'Leary of The Washington Star suggested that Davidson had approached the FBI to find out what information the Bureau had on de Mohrenschildt in connection with the Kennedy assassination.(147) The Article mentioned an FBI memo about a meeting at the Bureau between Davidson and two fBI agents in October 1967.(148)

  61. According to the FBI memo, which is dated November 1, 1967, and directed to Cartha De Loach of the Bureau from T.E. Bishop, Bishop and Special Agent Hobson Adcock met with Davidson at FBI headquarters on October 31, 1967.(149) According to Bishop, Davidson telephoned the Bureau on October 28, 1967 and requested a meeting with Clyde Tolson.(150) Davidson said he had been approached by Leonard Davidov and Hugh McDonald because they wanted Davidson to make inquiries about de Mohrenschildt's background(151) Davidov and McDonald were allegedly working to uncover evidence that de Mohrenschildt was involved in the assassination and that former President Lyndon Johnson had prior knowledge of the conspiracy to assassinat President Kennedy.(152) According to the memo, Davidson also said that McDonald was engaged in some type of business arrangement with Howard Hughes' business empire in Las Vegas.(153)

  62. Bishop added in the memo that davidson volunteered that after he made some inquiries about de Mohrenschildt for Davidov and McDonald, he would turn the information over to the Bureau.(154) Despite Davidson's offer of assistance to the Bureau, Bishop characterized Davidson's interest in the de Mohrenschildt aspect of the case in this way: During yesterday's interview, he (Davidson) alleged his only concern was that of protecting President Johnson from being "smeared," however, it is strongly believed that his real motive was that of seeking information on de Mohrenschildt and McDonald. In support of this, it is noted that prior to coming to Bureau headquarters he had already contacted Edward Cohen for background information on de Mohrenschildt and spent the previous weekend in Dallas, Tex., allegedly for the purpose of attending a football game. However, Dallas is also the residence of de Mohrenschildt.(155)

  63. In the memo Bishop identified Edward Cohen as having previously been the subject of an FBI investigation.(156) Bishop noted also that cohen had conducted an investigation into Lyndon Johnson's alleged association with Overseas National Airways.(157)

  64. During the interview with the committee, Davidson stated that he never met with Bishop and Adcock as stated in the memo.(158) Davidson said Davidov and McDonald did contact him about the possibility of de Mohrenschildt being involved in the Kennedy assassination and he did then relate the substance of that meeting to the Bureau.(159) Nevertheless, he said the memorandum takes the import of the meeting at the Bureau out of context and suggests an interest in de Mohrenschildt when he in fact had none.(160)

  65. A CIA Office of Security memorandum dated January 7, 1964, reported that a confidential informant advised that the President of Haiti sent a confidential message to Davidson during the last week of December, 1963; the contents of the message were not known.(161)

  66. The U.S. State Department further documented some involvement by Charles in the sale of American military planes. In an airgram dated May 2, 1967 from the Department of state to the American Embassy at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, it was reported that Edward Browder had leased a plane for 1 year starting on November 24, 1964, in the name of a phony company and had flown the plane to Port-au-Prince and left it there.(162) The airgram reported also that Browder later cashed a check for $24,000 signed by Clemard Joseph Charles.(163)

  67. Another airgram from the state department to the Embassy dated May 25, 1967, verified that the check to Browder was drawn from the personal account of Clemard Joseph Charles at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Bank.(164)

  68. Edward Browder was interviewed by the committee on January 12, 1978, at the Federal penitentiary at MacNeill Island, Wash., where he was serving a 25-year sentence for securities violations.(165) During the interview, Browder discussed a series of gun-running and smuggling operations he was involved in during the 1960's that were intended to result in the eventual overthrow or assassination of Fidel Castro.(166) Browder stated that this work included assistance by the CIA in the form of money and operations.(167)

  69. Browder said that during that period he did purchase at least two B-25 planes to be used in "smuggling operations" which would be used to assist the gun-running and raids against Cuba.(168) Browder said he could not recall where he bought the planes.(169) However, he said a man named Pedro Diaz Lanz flew one of the planes to him.(170) Browder said he was a former test pilot for Lockheed Aircraft and has also flown for Pan American Airlines.(171) 60

  70. In May 1978 the committee received information that a stockbroder in Palm beach, Fla., had known George de Mohrenschildt in Haiti. The information came from Jack cogswell of Palm Beach. According to Cogswell, he ran into Joseph Dryer, who is a stockbroker with Loeb & Rhodes & Co. in Palm Beach and Dryer offered information about George de Mohrenschildt.(172) Dryer told Cogswell that when he knew de Mohrenschildt in Haiti, de Mohrenschildt's behavior was "strange" and included following people in his car.(173) Dryer related that de Mohrenschildt was associated with a man named Charles who was the president of a bank in Prt-au-Prince, Haiti.(174) Dryer stated that he was told by Charles that a large amount of money had been placed in de Mohrenschildt's account in Charles' bank just before de Mohrenschildt left Haiti in 1967.(175)

  71. Joseph Dryer was interviewed by the committee in Palm Beach on July 6, 1978. At that time, Dryer said that in the early 19550's he became involved in a program sponsored by the U.S. Government to develop a subsitiute for Jute.(176) Dryer explained that the Government's interest was in helping Caribbean and Latin American countries develop their own jute producing capacity and thereby save millions in the import of the product from other areas of the world.(177) In connection with that program, Dryer set up a jute subidiary operation in Cuba, the North Atlantic Fiber Corp.(178) Dryer said that in 1958, Francois Duvalier, the President of Haiti, sent an emissary to Cuba to discuss the prospects for a jute enterprise in Haiti; Dryer said the emissary was clemard Joseph Charles.(179) Dryer said additionally that Charles was involved in the mid-1960's in a deal with President Johnson to buy jets in Texas. According to Dryer, the deal did not go through, but he said Charles may have had a successful deal for the sale of gunboats.(180) Dryer said Charles had "many connections" with the Central Intelligence Agency, and Dryer believed the Agency may once have "planted" a secretary on Charles.(181)

  72. Dryer said he met George de Mohrenschildt through Charles.(182) Dryer said that de Mohrenschildt claimed he came to Haiti to scout for oil, but Dryer stated that "I could never figure out what he did."(183) Dryer expressed the belief that de Mohrenschildt had "some intelligence connection," but Dryer did not know with which country.(184)

  73. According to Dryer, he, Charles and de Mohrenschildt were associated with a woman named Jacqueline Lancelot who owned a well-known restaurant in Petionville, Haiti.(185) Dryer said the restaurant was frequented by many American intelligence personnel from the American Embassy and other foreigners.(186) Lancelot had contact with the American intelligence operatives and passed them information about the Duvalier government.(187)Dryer's relationship with Lancelot included passing messages for her to people in the United States whom Dryer assumed were connected in some way to the CIA.(188) Dryer said one of those contacts was a person who worked for French intelligence and cooperated with the CIA.(189) In 1978, the person lived in the South.(190)

  74. Dryer said in the interview that Lancelot told him shortly after the Kennedy assassination that a "substantial" sum of money, $200,000 or $250,000, had been deposited in de Mohrenschildt's account in a bank in Port-au-Prince.(191) According to Lancelot, it was not Charles' bank.(192) Lancelot said her source of information was the person who handed out the funds at the band.(193) the money in the account was subsequently paid out, although she did not know to whom, and de Mohrenschildt left Haiti soon after.(194)

  75. According to Dryer, Jacqueline Lancelot related to him that President Duvalier had once implied that the American President might not remain in office.(195) Lancelot reportedly said that during a speech to Haitian troops in a port city, Duvalier allegedly said that "the big man in the White House wasn't going to be there much longer."(196) Lancelot told Dryer that she was not sure if that statement was made by Duvalier before or after President Kennedy's assassination.(197)

  76. During the interview with the committee investigator, Dryer was asked if he were familiar with the names of a number of people who may have had some connection or association with George de Mohrenschildt. Of the names, Dryer recognized Dorothe Matlack and william Avery Hyde.(198) He remembered Matlack as one of the people Charles asked Dryer to contact for him in the United States.(199) Dryer could not remember in what connection or context Hyde's name had been used by de Mohrenschildt.(200)

  77. The possible association between George de Mohrenschildt and William Avery Hyde may have some significance because Hyde is the father of Ruth Paine, the woman with whom Marina Oswald was living at the time of the assassination. The connection was intriguing because there was never any intimation by the Warren Commission that de Mohrenschildt had more than a brief acquaintance with Ruth Paine.

  78. De Mohrenschildt stated in his Warren Commission testimony that he met Ruth Paine on only one occasion, at a party at the home of Everett Glover in Dallas.(201) De Mohrenschildt said the party took place in either January or February of 1963.(202) De Mohrenschildt stated that it was his "recollection" that that was the only time he was Ruth Paine.(203)

  79. In her Warren commission testimony, Ruth Paine stated that she first met George de Mohrenschildt and his wife at the party at Everett Glover's, and that she never saw then again after that.(204) Ruth Paine gave the date of that party as February 22, 1963.(205) She stated that she had "no conversations, no letters, no contact whatsoever" with the de Mohrenschildts either before or after that party.(206)


  80. In addition to being present with Clemard Joseph Charles at a meeting in Washington, D.C., in May 1963 with a member of the Army Chief of Staff for Intelligence Office, George de Mohrenschildt had other personal association with military personnel.

  81. An FBI memorandum dated September 15, 1942, stated that at that time de Mohrenschildt lived at 3022 Benton Street NW., in Washington, D.C., with Quinten Keynes, whom the memorandum described as a member of British intelligence, and two American naval officers.(207) The memorandum also stated that de Mohrenschildt was allegedly "very pro-Nazi."(208)

  82. In October 1942 the FBI interviewed the man who rented the Benton Street house, Paul Joachim. Joachim told the FBI that he was employed at the time in the Navy building.(209) The other occupants of the house were Lt. Cdr. Harry Hull of the U.S. Navy, and Quinton Quines, who Joachim said worked at the British Embassy.(210) Joachim said de Mohrenschildt lived at the house during the end of May and all of June 1942.(211) He said de Mohrenschildt never make any statements about feelings toward any country, and no statements which were pro-Nazi.(212)

  83. De Mohrenschildt testified before the Warren Commission that at the time he first met Oswald in fort Worth in the summer of 1962 he was accompanied by Col. Lawrence Orlov.(213) De Mohrenschildt discribed Orlov as his "very close friend" and stated that the two men were on business together in Fort Worth when de Mohrenschildt suggested that they visit the Oswald family.(214) No further information about Orlov was elicited; he was presumable retired from the military at the time.

  84. De Mohrenschildt testified further that during the first period of his acquaintance with the Oswalds in the fall of 1962, he and his wife took the Oswalds to a party in Dallas at the time of retired Navy Adm. Chester Bruton.(215) De Mohrenschildt said he and his wife were close to the Brutons.(216) During the party Bruton asked Oswald about his service in the Marine Corps, and according to de Mohrenschildt, received such a negative response from Oswald that the conversation was quickly terminated.(217)


    April 17, 1911-Born in Mozyr, Russia, to Sergis Alexander Von Mogrenschildt and Alexandra Zopalsky.
    1918-Returned to live in Minsk after the Russia revolution. 1920-Father seized and put in jail by the Communists.
    1921-Father banished to Siberia after second arrest; sentenced to life imprisonment.
    1922-Father released from prison due to illness and escaped with family to Poland; mother died soon after from typhoid fever.
    1929-Graduated from gymnasium in Wilno, Poland. Volunteered for Polish Army and attended Polish Military Academy in Grudziondz.
    1931-Graduated from military academy with rank of sergeant candidate officer. Went to Belgium and enrolled in Institut Superieur de Commerce at Antwerp. Returned to Poland to take part in military summer maneuvrs.
    Approximately 1936-Received masters degree equivalent at Institut. Entered University of Liege.
    1938-Received equivalent of doctor of science of international commerce from Liege. During university studies ran sport shop business with girlfriend.
    May 1938-Emigrated to the United States with approximately $10,000 from his mother's estate and sports business. Worked for Chevalier Garde in New York selling perfumes. worked as salesman for Shumaker & Com Met Jackie Kennedy and her mother at Belport, Long Island, during the summer vacation.
    1939-41-Dabbled in insurance business but failed to pass broder's examination.
    1939-Worked for Humble Oil in Houston, Tex. Visited Louisiana home of Margaret Clark Williams who had large oil property in Louisiana. Returned to Louisiana and returned to New York to recover. Mobilized by the Polish Army; contacted Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C., but, "It was too late to join the Polish Army."
    1941-Cousin Baron Maydell offered de Mohrenschildt job making documentary movies. Assisted making of movie on Polish resistance.
    1941-Worked with Pierre Fraiss at Shumaker Co.; assisted Fraiss in "collecting facts on people involved in pro-German activity" on behalf of French intelligence in the United States. Traveled to Texas to attempt to contact oil companies about French purchases.
    Approximately 1941-Received 4-F deferment from American Army. Met Lilia Pardo Larin through "King of Bananas" of Brazil, Dr. Paulo Machado, and went to live with her in Mexico. Car stopped by FBI agents at Corpus Christi and de Mohrenschildt accused of being German spy. Remained in Mexico approximately 9 months; invested in sugar company. Expelled from Mexico for allegedly illicit relationship with Lila and returned to the United States.
    1942-Met Dorothy Pierson in Palm Beach.
    1943-Married Dorothy Pierson. Exhibited paintings at Newton Gallery in New York.
    1944-Traveled to Texas. Got a loan from the Russian Student fund. Applied at Colorado School of Mines, Rice Institute and University of Texas. Entered University of Texas School of Geology with minor in petroleum engineering.
    1945-Received masters degree in petroleum geology. Worked as field engineer for Pantepec Oil Co. in Venezuela.
    1946-Returned to the United States. Went to work for Rangely Field Committee in Colorado and worked in drilling statisitcs and technology. Met Phyllis Washington during vacation in New York.
    1947-First went to Haiti and began establishing mining and development business.
    July 1949-Became American citizen.
    1949-Received divorce from Phyllis Washington.
    1950-Moved to Denver. Formed Hooker and de Mohrenschildt partnership in drilling and leases.
    April 1951-Married Wynne Sharples.
    1952-Terminated partnership with Ed Hooker, returned to New York.
    1953-Son Sergei born.
    1954-Daughter Nayda born. Formed Walden Oil Co. with wife's uncle, Col. Edward J. Walz.
    1956-Took job in Haiti with Sinclair Oil co. Traveled to Nigeria, France, Mexico on oil exploration, also Ghana, Togoland, France. Traveled to Cuba for Pantetec Oil Co. Traveled for Charmex, Cuban Venezuelan Trust, Warren Smith Co., Three States Oil and Gas and Legman Trading Corp.
    1957-Contacted by Core Lab of Dallas about work in Yugoslavia for International Cooperation Administration and Yugoslav Government.
    1957-Divorced from Didi Sharples.
    Feb.-Oct. 1957-Worked in Yugoslavia under ICA. Accused by Communists of making sketches of military fortifications in Yugoslavia. Met Jeanne Le Gon in Dallas.
    1958-Returned to Yugoslavia to develop drilling venture using Yugoslav labor for John Mecom of Cardwell Tool Corp. Visited Poland for 10 days. Visited Dominican Embassy in Washington, D.C., to discuss oil project with Ambassador.
    1959-Married Jeanne Le Gon.
    1959 or 1960-Went to Mexico City for Texans Eastern Corp. and encountered Mikoyan.
    1960-Son Sergei died of cystic fibrosis. Became chairman of Cystic Fibrosis fund of dallas. Started National Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis with Jacqueline Kennedy as honorary chairman.
    Fall 1961-Returned from walking trip.
    Early 1962-Went to Haiti to set up project to review mining resources of Haiti. Returned to Luisiana on lykes Line ship. Began geology consulting work in Dallas.
    Summer 1962-Told by George Bouhe of young American defector who returned to United States with Russian wife living in forth Worth. A few days later, went with Colonel Orlov to visit Oswalds; Marina was home alone; Oswald arrived home later. A few days after that saw Marina alone again when his wife took her to a dental clinic at Baylor. Offered to help Oswald find a job; introduced him to Samuel Ballen-later said that may have occurred in December 1962 or January 1963.
    Sept. 1962-Visited Oswald home in Oak cliff: Marina had a black eye and claimed Oswald was beating her. Helped Marina move in with the Mellers. A few days later oswald came by and asked for the address of the Mellers. Talked to Max Clark about Oswald and J. Walton Moore.
    Oct. 1962-Visited Elena Hall while Marina was living with her.
    Christmas 1962-Invited Oswalds to party at home of Declan Ford. Did not see Oswalds in October, November, and December 1962 until the Christmas party.
    January 1963-Took Oswalds to party at home of Everett Glover. Met Ruth Paine for the first time at Glover's party; never saw Ruth Paine again. During same period took Oswalds to party at home of Adm. Chester Bruton.
    March 1963-Went to Haiti to arrange geology contract with Haitian Government. Stopped over in dominican Republic.
    March 13,1963-Congress of Haiti approved de Mohrenschildt's geological survey for $285,000; part of payment to de Mohranschildt is to be interest in sisal plantation with 10 year concession.
    Easter 1963-Visited Oswalds at Neely Street address; Marina showed Jeanne Oswald's gun. Asked Oswald about the Walker shooting.
    May 1963-Left Dallas for Haiti; stopped over in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia.
    June 1963-Went to Haiti. Stopped over in Dominican Republic.
    April 1964-Went to Dominican Republic from Haiti to get Bureau of Mines information. Went to San Juan, P.R.

    Submitted by:
    Staff Counsel.


(1) Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964), pp. 283-84 (hereinafter Warren report).
(2) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Hearings of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964), Apr. 22, 1964, vol. 9, p. 168 (hereinafter "Warren Commission")
(3) Id. at P. 169.
(4) Id. at p. 168.
(5) Id. at p. 183.
(6) Id. at p. 173. (de Mohrenschildt testified that Ferdinand do Mohrenschildt, who died in 1924 or 1925, was married to the daughter of William Gibbs McAdoo.)
(7) Id. at p. 271. (Counsel Jenner of the Warren Commission asked de Mohrenschildt if Sergius de Mohrenschildt, who was reportedly born in Pennsylvania and went into the oil business, was his grandfather, but de Mohrenschildt could not confirm the information.)
(8) Id. at p. 171.
(9) Ibid.
(10) Id. at p. 172.
(11) Ibid.
(12) Id. at pp. 172-73.
(13) Id. at p. 174.
(14) Id. at p. 178.
(15) Id. at p. 179.
(16) Id. at p. 176.
(17) Ibid.
(18) Ibid.
(19) Id. at p. 177.
(20) Ibid (George de Mohrenschildt explained in his testimony that he ceased using the prefix "Von" in his name when he became an American citizen and adapted the French "de." His brother Dimitri, however, retained the original name.)
(21) Department of State, Passport Office document, October 8, 1942, House Select committee on Assassinations, Tab B, p. 2. (JFK Classified Document no. 172).
(22) Staff outside contact report, Oct. 24, 1978, House Select Committee on Assassinations (JFK Document No. 013224).
(23) Department of State, Passport Office document, Oct. 8, 1942, House Select Committee on assassination, Tab B, p. 2. (JFK Classified Document No. 172).
(24) Ibid.
(25) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission Hearings, Apr. 22, 1964, vol. 9, p. 179.
(26) Id. at p. 185.
(27) Id. at p. 186.
(28) Ibid.
(29) Ibid.
(30) Id. at p. 187.
(31) Ibid.
(32) Department of state, Office of Censership Document, Jan. 23, 1943, House Select Committee on Assassinations, Tab B p. 3. (JFK Classified Document No. 172).
(33) Department of State, Passport Office document, passport application, 1/ /57 (date illegible), George de Mohrenschildt Passport Office file.
(34) Ibid.
(35) Department of State, Passport Office document, passport renewal application, Mar. 10, 1960, George de Mohrenschildt Passport Office file.
(36) Ibid.
(37) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission Hearings, Apr. 22, 1964, vol. 9, p. 182.
(38) Ibid.
(39) Ibid.
(40) Ibid.
(41) Id. at pp. 182-83.
(42) Id. at p. 182.
(43) CIA classified document, OSS Memo, July 30, 1942, George de Mohrenschildt 201 file.
(44) Ibid.
(45) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission Hearings, Apr. 23, 1964, vol 9, p. 249.
(46) Id. at p. 248.
(47) Id. at p. 249.
(48) Ibid.
(49) Ibid.
(50) Ibid.
(51) Ibid.
(52) Department of State airgram, Dec. 8, 1963, House Select Committee on Assassinations, p. 3. (JFK Document No. 011353).
(53) Ibid.
(54) Ibid.
(55) Ibid.
(56) Ibid.
(57) Ibid.
(58) Affidavit of Receipt of de Mohrenschildt items, Apr. 1, 1977, House Select Committee on Assassinations. (JFK Document No. 001145. JFK exhibit F-382. F-383).
(59) Ibid.
(60) Testimony of Joseph McNally, Sept. 14, 1978, hearings before the House Select Committee on Assassinations, 95th Cong., 2d sess., Washington, D.C.; U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979, vol. II, p. 376 (hereinafter referred to as McNally testimony (Sept. 14, 1978, II HSCA-JFK hearings, 376).
(61) Ibid.
(62) Affidavit of receipt of de Mohrenschildt items, Apr. 1, 1978, House Select Committee on Assassinations (JFK Document No. 001145).
(63) De Mohrenschildt manuscript, House Select Committee on Assassinations (JFK Document No. 001198).
(64) Id. at p. 184.
(65) Id. at p. 182.
(66) Id. at p. 183.
(67) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Warren commission Hearings, Apr. 22, 1964, vol. 9, p. 212.
(68) Ibid.
(69) Ibid.
(70) Id. at p. 184.
(71) Id. at p. 183.
(72) Ibid.
(73) Id. at p. 184.
(74) Ibid.
(75) Ibid.
(76) Ibid.
(77) Testimony of George do Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission hearings, Apr. 23, 1964, vol. 9, p. 235.
(78) Ibid.
(79) Ibid.
(80) Ibid.
(81) CIA classified document, J. Walton Moore personnel file, biographic profile, reviewed Feb. 20, 1975.
(82) CIA classified document, J. Walton Moore personnel file, memorandum, Dec. 8, 1949.
(83) CIA classified document, J. Walton Moore personnel file, fitness report, Apr. 1, 1963-Mar. 31, 1964.
(84) CIA classified document, George de Mohrenschildt 201 file memorandum, Apr. 13, 1977, to Chief DCD.
(85) Ibid.
(86) Ibid.
(87) CIA classified document, George de Mohrenschildt 201 file, memorandum, May 1, 1964, to Acting Chief, Contacts Division, from Dallas resident agent.
(88) Ibid.
(89) CIA classified document, George de Mohrenschildt 201 file, process sheet for OO/C collections.
(90) Staff interview of James Walton Moore, Mar. 14, 1978, House Select Committee on Assassinations, p. 2 (JFK Document No. 014893).
(91) Id. at p. 3.
(92) Ibid.
(93) Department of State Airgram No. A-131, Dec. 8, 1963, House Select Committee on Assassinations (contained in JFK Document No. 009963).
(94) Department of State Incoming Telegram No. 013865, Dec. 19, 1963, House Select Committee on Assassinations (contained in JFK Document No. 009963).
(95) Ibid.
(96) Ibid.
(97) Id. at p. 276.
(98) Ibid.
(99) Ibid.
(100) George de Mohrenschildt exhibit 6, Warren Commission Hearings, vol. 19, p. 551.
(101) Ibid.
(102) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission Hearings, Apr. 23, 1964, vol. 9, p. 280.
(103) Id. at p. 282.
(104) Id. at p. 281.
(105) George de Mohrenschildt exhibit No. 12, Warren Commission Hearings, vol. 19, p. 544.
(106) Ibid.
(107) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission Hearings, Apr. 23, 1964, vol. 9, p. 280.
(108) Id. at p. 281.
(109) Id. at p. 277.
(110) Ibid.
(111) CIA classified document, Office of Security memo, Dec. 30, 1974, George de Mohrenschildt Office of Security file.
(112) Ibid.
(113) Ibid.
(114) CIA classified document, memo, May 7, 1963, De Mohrenschildt 201 file.
(115) Ibid.
(116) Staff interview of Dorothe Matlack, Sept. 4, 1978, House Select committee on Assassinations (JFK Document No. 015042).
(117) Ibid.
(118) Id. at p. 2.
(119) Ibid.
(120) Ibid.
(121) Ibid.
(122) Ibid.
(123) Ibid.
(124) Ibid.
(125) Ibid.
(126) Ibid.
(127) Ibid.
(128) Ibid.
(129) Id. at p. 3.
(130) Ibid.
(131) Ibid.
(132) The Washington Post, Sept. 29, 1964.
(133) Ibid.
(134) Ibid.
(135) Ibid.
(136) Ibid.
(137) Ibid.
(138) Staff interview of I. Irving Davidson, Nov. 2, 1978, House Select committee on Assassinations, p. 1 (JFK Document No. 013230).
(139) Ibid.
(140) Ibid.
(141) Ibid.
(142) Ibid.
(143) Ibid.
(144) Ibid.
(145) Ibid.
(146) Ibid.
(147) Ibid.
(148) The Washington Star, Jan. 24, 1978.
(149) FBI memorandum, Nov. 1, 1967, serial 62-109060-5837.
(150) Ibid.
(151) Ibid.
(152) Ibid.
(153) Ibid.
(154) Ibid.
(155) Id. at p. 3.
(156) Id. at p. 2.
(157) Ibid.
(158) Staff interview of I. Irving Davidson, Nov. 2, 1978, House Select Committe on Assassinations (JFK Document No. 013230).
(159) Ibid.
(160) Ibid.
(161) CIA classified document, memo, Jan. 7, 1964, I. Irving Davidson Office of Security file.
(162) Department of State airgram, from State Department to American Embassy, Port-au-Prince, May 2, 1967.
(163) Ibid.
(164) Department of State airgram, from State Department to American Embassy, Port-au-Prince, May 25, 1967.
(165) Staff interview of Edward Browder, Jan. 12, 1978, House Select Committee on Assassinations, p. 1 (JFK Document No. 005081).
(166) Id. at pp. 2-3.
(167) Id. at p. 4.
(168) Ibid.
(169) Ibid.
(170) Ibid.
(171) Ibid.
(172) Staff outside contact report, May 17, 1978. House Select Committee on Assassinations (JFK Document No. 009434).
(173) Ibid.
(174) Ibid.
(175) Ibid.
(176) Staff Interview of Joseph Dryer, July 6, 1978, House Select Committee on Assassinations, p. 1 (JFK Document No. 009765).
(177) Ibid.
(178) Ibid.
(179) Ibid.
(180) Ibid.
(181) Ibid.
(182) Ibid.
(183) Ibid.
(184) Ibid.
(185) Id. at p. 2.
(186) Ibid.
(187) Ibid.
(188) Ibid.
(189) Ibid.
(190) Ibid.
(191) Ibid.
(192) Ibid.
(193) Ibid.
(194) Ibid.
(195) Id. at p. 3.
(196) Ibid.
(197) Ibid.
(198) Ibid.
(199) Ibid.
(200) Ibid.
(201) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission Hearings, Apr. 23, 1964, vol. 9, p. 257.
(202) Ibid.
(203) Id. at p. 258.
(204) Testimony of Ruth Paine, Warren Commission Hearings, Mar. 18, 1964. vol. 2, p. 438.
(205) Id. at p. 435.
(206) Id. at p. 436.
(207) FBI memorandum. Sept. 15, 1942, Serial No. 100-32965-34.
(208) Ibid.
(209) FBI memorandum, Oct. 1942, Serial No. 100-32965-34.
(210) Ibid.
(211) Ibid.
(212) Ibid.
(213) Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission Hearings, Apr. 22, 1964, vol. 9, p. 225.
(214) Ibid.
(215) Testimony of George do Mohrenschildt, Warren Commission Hearings, Apr. 22, 1964, vol. 9, p. 253.
(216) Ibid.
(217) Ibid.

Appendix: Manuscript by George de Mohrenschildt, "I am a Patsy! I am a Patsy