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Gabe Kaplan

From Joe Smith's Portrait of a Cold Warrior.

(p.96)

"Actually Des Fitzgerald had recruited a New York lawyer and politician, Gabriel Kaplan, whose sensitivity for political nuances he admired, to go to Manila to help Lansdale elect Magsaysay president two years before the election was to take place. Gabe Kaplan wasa Jacob Javits-style Republican,....

(p. 251)

...Gabe Kaplan's cover was an enviable concoction...He first came out to the Philippines under Asia Foundation cover...and it's president was Gabe's classmate at Swarthmore,....The core of tis cover was the Catherwood Foundation of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Catherwood contineud to be a CIA funding mechanism down to th Ramparts expose of this kind of cover arrangement in 1967....

(p.335)

KAPLAN, GABRIEL L(OUIS) (1901-1968). Government official, born September 14, 1901, in New York City. Kaplan attended Swarthmore College and Columbia University, and graduated from New York University. He was admitted to the bar in 1926. He practiced law in New York City from 1926 until 1952. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He came to the Philippines in 1951 and served as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent in Manila under cover of the Catherwood Foundation of Philadelphia, the Committee for Free Asia (later the Asia Foundation), and as resident director of the Committee for Philippine Action and Development, Reconstruction and Education (COMPADRE) from 1954 to 1958. He also formed the National Committee for Free Elections in the Philippines. He returned to the United States in 1958 and founded the Community Development Counseling Services (CDCS) in Arlington, Virginia, in 1959, and was its president from 1959 until 1966. Died September 17, 1968, in Bathesda, Maryland. References: Gabriel Louis Kaplan Papers, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, N.Y.: NCAB 54:15; and NYT, September 18, 1968.

From The United States in Asia.

KAPLAN GABRIEL

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"...Gabe Kaplan's cover was an enviable concoction...He first came out to the Philippines under Asia Foundation cover...and it's president was Gabe's classmate at Swarthmore,....The core of tis cover was the Catherwood Foundation of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania." - Joe Smith

Does anyone know the name of the president of the Asia Foundation who was Kaplan's classmate at Swarthmore -

Welcome back Kotter.

BK

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