Phillips, David Atlee

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1922-10-31
Death 1988-07-07
English

Biographical notes:

Newspaper publisher, intelligence officer, and author.

From the description of David Atlee Phillips papers, 1929-1989 (bulk 1943-1988). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983262

From the description of Papers, 1929-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149631

Biographical Note

  • 1922, Oct. 22: Born, Fort Worth, Tex.
  • 1940 - 1941 : Student, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
  • 1941 - 1942 : Student, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Tex.
  • 1943 - 1945 : United States Army Air Corps
  • 1944: Prisoner of war, Germany
  • 1948: Married Helen Hausman Haasch (divorced 1967) Moved to Chile
  • 1948 - 1949 : Student, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • 1948 - 1954 : Owned and edited South Pacific Mail, Chile
  • 1950 - 1954 : Contract agent, Central Intelligence Agency, Chile
  • 1954: Directed Central Intelligence Agency clandestine radio service to Guatemala during Arbenz coup
  • 1955: Converted from nontenured contract agent to career officer, Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1955 - 1957 : Covert assignments, Central Intelligence Agency, Cuba and Lebanon
  • 1958 - 1961 : Owned and operated David A. Phillips Associates public relations firm, Cuba
  • 1960 - 1961 : Directed Central Intelligence Agency clandestine radio service to Cuba
  • 1961: Joined State Department
  • 1961 - 1965 : Assigned to Mexico
  • 1965 - 1967 : Assigned to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 - 1969 : Assigned to Washington, D. C.
  • 1969: Married Virginia Pederson Simmons
  • 1970 - 1972 : First secretary, United States embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1972: First secretary, United States embassy, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1973 - 1975 : Reassigned to Washington, D. C. Chief, Central Intelligence Agency Latin American operations
  • 1975: Retired from State Department and Central Intelligence Agency; founded Association of Former Intelligence Officers
  • 1975 - 1988 : Lecturer, Potomac Lecture Bureau
  • 1977: Published The Night Watch. New York: Atheneum
  • 1984 - 1988 : Owned and operated Stone Trail Press
  • 1988: Central Intelligence Agency Seal Medal Published Secret Wars Diary. Bethesda, Md.: Stone Trail Press
  • 1988, July 7: Died, Bethesda, Md.

From the guide to the David Atlee Phillips Papers, 1929-1989, (bulk 1943-1988), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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SNAC ID:
18044687

Subjects:

  • Terrorism
  • Kidnapping--Venezuela
  • World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German
  • Terrorism--Venezuela
  • Kidnapping

Occupations:

  • Intelligence officers
  • Publisher
  • Intelligence officers--United States
  • Authors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)