Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell CIA Files

John Kirsch filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: John Kirsch

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I am requesting information or records on Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell. She was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Memphis, TN and died Feb. 20, 2004, in Dallas, Texas. Her Social Security number was 408-22-2876. Her last known address was 4406 Holland Ave. in Dallas. Her obituary was published in The Dallas Morning News from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2004. A copy of this obituary is attached.

Specifically, I am requesting information or records indicating whether Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell had ever been a CIA employee or had any other type of affiliation with the CIA. This would include standard personnel or contractor files and agreements with Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell.

I am also requesting information or records of communications between Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell and the CIA, including but not limited to records requests that Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell made to the CIA. Please search the CIA FOIA logs for requests made by Ferrell between and Jan. 1, 1963 and Feb. 20, 2004.

I am also requesting information or records of any reports or other documents generated by the CIA about Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell.

Please notify me first if the processing fee exceeds $50. If you deny all or any part of this request, please cite each specific exemption you believe justifies your refusal to release the information I am requesting and notify me of appeal procedures available to me under law.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

I can be reached by phone in Mazatlan, Mexico, at 669 916-7899.

John Kirsch

From: John Kirsch

I hereby request an estimated completion date for my FOIA request.
John Kirsch

From: John Kirsch

I would like to open an appeal with OGIS regarding this FOIA request. John Kirsch

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.