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Alger Hiss

Alger HissBorn: 11-Nov-1904
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 15-Nov-1996
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, East Hampton, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Accused spy for the Soviet Union

Father: Charles Alger Hiss (d. 1910 suicide)
Sister: Mary Ann (d. suicide, drinking cleanser)
Brother: Bosley (d. Bright's disease)
Brother: Donald Hiss
Wife: Priscilla Fansler Hobson (b. 13-Oct-1903, m. 1930)
Son: Anthony Hiss

    High School: Baltimore City College
    University: Johns Hopkins University (1926)
    Law School: Harvard Law School (1929)

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace President (1946-49)
    US State Department Office of Special Political Affairs (1944-46)
    US Agricultural Adjustment Administration attorney
    Communist Party USA (1934)
    Massachusetts Bar Association disbarred, readmitted (5-Aug-1975)
    New York State Bar Association
    Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Traveled to the USSR Yalta Conference (Feb-1945)
    HUAC Hearings (5-Aug-1948, 16-Aug-1948, 25-Aug-1948)
    Perjury Convicted 1950, sentenced to five years prison
    Disbarred
    Inmate: Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary (1950-54)
    Assisted by the ACLU (20-Aug-1970)

Author of books:
In the Court of Public Opinion (1957, memoir)
Recollections of a Life (1988)


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