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  Alger Hiss
Alger Hiss was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 11, 1904.
Hiss clerked for Oliver Wendell Holmes, a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, before serving in the Roosevelt Administration in the departments of Agriculture, Justice and State.
Hiss also played a role on the international stage as Roosevelt's adviser at the Yalta Conference in 1945, and later, briefly as secretary general of the United Nations.
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 Wikinfo | Alger Hiss   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 - November 15, 1996) was a U.S. lawyer and government official accused of spying for the Soviet Union.
Hiss dropped the suit when Chambers, in response, presented a series of government documents that he claimed had been passed to him by Hiss in the 1930s, the ‘’Baltimore Documents,’’ and microfilm evidence which he had hidden temporarily in a pumpkin on his Maryland farm.
Hiss was charged with two counts of perjury; the grand jury could not indict him for espionage, as the three-year statute of limitations had run out.
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 Hiss, Alger - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hiss denied these charges; since, under the statute of limitations, he could not be tried for espionage, he was indicted (Dec., 1948) on two counts of perjury.
Hiss maintained his innocence to his death; Soviet files made public in 1995 convinced most observers that he had been guilty, but controversy lingers.
An American melodrama: Alger Hiss was a villain to the right and a martyr to the left, a perjurer who swore he wasn't a spy.
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 iWannaGetThat - Retroville - 1948 - In the News - Alger Hiss
Alger Hiss was born in 1904 in Baltimore, Maryland.
By the age of 40, Hiss was chosen as Secretary General of the San Francisco Conference responsible for drafting the charter for the United Nations.
In 1972, the "Hiss Act" was deemed unconstitutional and Alger Hiss was returned his federal pension previously denied under the Act.
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 NOVA Online | Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies | Alger Hiss
Alger Hiss was born in Baltimore and attended Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School.
Hiss and experts on his side argued that the typewriter had been tampered with in order to produce the desired evidentiary results.
Hiss was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison, though he vehemently denied the charges for the duration of his life.
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 Fifties Web Pop History - Alger Hiss   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alger Hiss, a foreign policy coordinator for the U.S. Department of State, was accused of passing documents to the Soviets.
Hiss was found guilty at a second exhausting trial, and eventually served 44 months at the federal prison.
Hiss died that same year at the age of 92, still maintaining his innocence.
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 Alger Hiss, Divisive Icon of the Cold War, Dies at 92 - New York Times
Alger Hiss, the erudite diplomat and Harvard-trained government lawyer who was convicted of perjury in an espionage case that became one of the great riddles of the Cold War, died yesterday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Hiss was what William Reuben, a friend and the author of one of the dozens of books on the case, called ''an American saint'': an idealistic New Dealer and rising star in the foreign policy establishment whose career was ruined when he was framed, in part to discredit the New Deal.
Hiss was also an organizer of the conferences that laid the foundation and drafted the charter for the United Nations, and was chief adviser to the United States delegation at the first meeting of the General Assembly in 1946.
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 Alger Hiss
Hiss was acquitted during the first trial, but Chambers was able to collect damaging documents, and Hiss was found guilty of perjury in the second trial.
Hiss served 44 months in prison and was barred from practicing law.
Hiss died in 1996 at the age of 92.
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 Hiss and Chambers: Strange Story of Two Men
Hiss, a Government official, was associated with him in espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union.
Hiss prefaced 198 statements with the phrase: “To the best of my knowledge.” The records were turned over to the Department of Justice, to determine which of the two might be prosecuted for perjury.
Hiss “began a fairly consistent flow of such material as we have before us here.” He declared that the routine was for Mr.
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 dictionary - Alger Hiss
Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was a U.S. lawyer and government official accused of spying for the Soviet Union.
Hiss was charged with two counts of perjury; the grand jury could not indict him for espionage, as the statute of limitations had run out.
Hiss was convicted the second time in a trial lasting from November 17, 1949 to January 21, 1950, after testimony from an FBI agent that only the Hiss typewriter could have been used to re-type the documents.
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 The Alger Hiss Story
Hiss, Alger, "In the Court of Public Opinion;" Knopf, New York: 1957.
Jowitt, The Earl, "The Strange Case of Alger Hiss;" Doubleday, New York: 1953.
Zeligs, Meyer A., M.D. "Friendship and Fraticide: An Analysis of Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss;" Viking, New York: 1967.
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 FrontPage magazine.com :: Alger Hiss: Recruiting Poster for the Left by Ron Capshaw
This same comment could be applied to the defense strategy of Alger Hiss, State Department official, the man who sat behind FDR at Yalta, the man who shook Harry Truman's hand on the United Nations' stage, and agent ALES of the fourth section of Soviet Military Intelligence.
Hiss was a student at Harvard during a feverish campaign to save Sacco and Vanzetti, the two Italian anarchists accused of murder.
Being a witness to, and possible participant in the campaign to save them, Hiss was undoubtedly aware of what a powerful recruiting poster for the Left the pair was, and how this power came from their continued protestations of their innocence (later evidence showed their guilt).
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 Real History Archives Research Collection: Alger Hiss
Hiss was convicted of perjury on the basis of two pieces of evidence.
Alger Hiss' ordeal included two trials and several layers of appeals, none of which vindicated him in a court of law.
Hiss was only shown a picture of Chambers and asked from the picture to identify the man. Hiss said he could not be sure whether he knew the man unless he could see him in the flesh, saying, "The face is definitely not an unfamiliar face.
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 SALON Daily Clicks: Media Circus
Alger Hiss died, on Friday at the age of 92, just about everyone conceded that he was guilty; that the brilliant, suave, well-educated, well-connected lawyer-diplomat had indeed been a Communist and a spy for the Soviet Union during the 1930s and '40s.
Hiss, whose misfortunes had once evoked such passions, and whose innocence was at one time an article of faith in left-wing circles, not only died without the vindication he had long sought, but also without much hope of a posthumous reconsideration.
Hiss' defenders have dwindled to a small handful of true believers; their arguments have taken on the strident tones of the conspiracy theorist.
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Alger Hiss was a lawyer who rose to become a significant public official in the United States through the 1930's and 1940s.
Alger Hiss denied any involvement but was found guilty in his second trial and sentenced to five years in prison.
Hiss went to prison on March 11, 1951 and was freed on November 26, 1954.
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 Amazon.ca: Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy: Books: G. Edward White   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet Hiss never wavered in public, reiterating his own defense to sympathetic journalists and college audiences, in which his own character was burnished as sterling and that of accuser Whittaker Chambers was tarnished.
Alger Hiss lied brazenly, publicly, and repeatedly, and as a matter of course over nearly 60 years, he took shameless advantage of the trust and affection of his countrymen, his friends, his co-workers, and his family.
Hiss represented a pinnacle of these efforts, as his reputation was resurrected by the time of his death - with, as White points out, not a shred of exculpatory evidence.
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 Alger Hiss
Alger Hiss was born in Baltimore on 11th November, 1904.
Hiss, you are aware, the committee has a very difficult problem in regard to the testimony which has been submitted to the committee by Mr.
Alger Hiss: May I recall to the committee the testimony I gave in the public session when I was shown another photograph of Mr.
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 Alger Hiss - SourceWatch
"Alger Hiss was a promising diplomat who, in 1949, fell under suspicion of being a Soviet spy in the State Department.
It was in this context that the FBI was able to manufacture evidence leading to the perjury conviction of Alger Hiss, a former officer at State who had convened the first assembly of the United Nations before going on to work for the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace.
Hiss collaborated with the Soviet Union," reported General Dimitri Volkogonov; Victor Navasky, 'Alger Hiss:' The Nation, Dec. 9 1996.
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 News & Opinion: Alger Hiss, Perjurer (Weekly Alibi . 01-25-99)
On Jan. 21, 1950, a jury found former State Department aide Alger Hiss guilty of two counts of perjury, and four days later he was sentenced to a five-year prison term.
Hiss was released after a little more than three years and always asserted his innocence.
"Hiss, a Yalta aide to President Roosevelt, was found guilty of lying in his denial that he sold out his once-high State Department office to prewar Communist spies.
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 Alger Hiss on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Hiss testified that he had nothing to do with the decision that these votes be granted and that he opposed the extra votes.
Hiss says that Hobson is proof that Chambers was lying, because Hobson was laid up in that 30th Street bedroom andquot;during the exact period that supposedly Whittaker Chambers was coming over every week or 10 days, that Dad was bringing home documents, that Mom was staying up late and typing them.
Hiss continued for the rest of his life strenuously to protest his innocence, going so far as to file a petition of coram nobis, in which he presented his defense team's documented, putatively scientific evidence indicating that the typewriter used to convict him had been fabricated, that is, remanufactured.
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 BookRags: Alger Hiss Biography
Alger Hiss was a former State Department officer accused of having supplied the Soviet Union with classified information during World War II.
Though Hiss denied the accusations that first became public in 1948, he was convicted of two counts of perjury and he served 44 months in prison.
Hiss was born on November 11, 1904 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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 BookRags: Alger Hiss Biography
Alger Hiss was born on November 11, 1904, in Baltimore, Maryland, of a genteel, long-established middle class Baltimore family.
While Hiss had only been indicted for perjury, his trial was publicly perceived as an espionage case--technically Hiss could not be indicted for espionage since the alleged activity occurred in 1938, in peacetime, and since there was no second witness to corroborate Chambers' allegations.
Hiss thought he may have achieved his vindication when in 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian General Dimitri Volkogonov, who was in charge of intelligence archives, claimed there was no evidence that indicated Hiss was a spy.
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 The Alger Hiss Case - Crime Library on truTV.com
Alger Hiss was born in 1904, the fourth of five children in an upper-middle-class Presbyterian family in Baltimore.
Hiss had fallen in love with her several years previously, pined for her as she married and divorced another man and comforted her through the trauma of an illegal abortion.
Alger Hiss became a law clerk for the famous Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
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 Alger Hiss and the VENONA files
The VENONA transcript with the most relevance to the Hiss case is #1822, sent March 30, 1945 from the Soviet's Washington station chief to Moscow.
Also, Hiss was identified as ALES in 1988 by Oleg Gordievsky, a high ranking KGB agent who defected to the West in 1985.
Among them was Alger Hiss (code-named ALES)....[whose] wartime controller was the leading NKVD illegal in the United States, Ishak Abdulovich Akhmerov." This reference to Hiss as ALES occurs more than six years before the release of the VENONA transcript, adding to its credibility.
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 FindLaw's Writ - Kutler: Rethinking the Story of Alger Hiss
Hiss retained a corps of distinguished lawyers, but his "reputational defense" was the core of his strategy.
Hiss nevertheless was convicted, and he served three years of a five-year sentence.
Hiss confidently asserted that the pendulum had swung again to a "liberal-progressive trend in politics." His government pension was restored; J. Edgar Hoover was dead, and under increasing critical scrutiny; President Nixon resigned in disgrace, lost his law license, and Hiss regained his.
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 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | The Alger Hiss Case | Espionage Whittaker Chambers Richard Nixon Stalin ...
Hiss was sunk, to all but leftist supporters within and without the media and academia.
Few mea culpas or apologies have been forthcoming, and Hiss was allowed to fade from mind the true facts rarely having been accorded media expression as much as the persistent Cold War propaganda of his alleged innocence.
The Russian general referred to in the AP story, Dimitri Volkogonov, had indeed made such a declaration in 1992, only to admit some months later that his research of KGB files had been at best cursory, and that many documents were missing or had been destroyed.
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 Whittaker Chambers: the judgment of history by Hilton Kramer
Hiss, who had been with President Roosevelt at Yalta, had participated in the founding of the United Nations in 1945, and was president of the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace when Chambers first publicly identified himself as a Communist before the House Un-American Activities Committee in August 1948, went to jail as a convicted felon.
Alger Hiss had pronounced his former comrade “a psychopath,” and many of the “best people” continued to believe him—even, it must be said, as their own belief in his innocence began to suffer some damaging doubts.
Then it was Hiss, the convicted felon still proclaiming his innocence, who was deemed to be the hero and martyr of the affair, and Chambers, who had rendered his country a great service, who was put down as a turncoat and a villain.
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