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Hiss, Alger

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Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 92 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers

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1904 - Born on November 11th in Baltimore, Maryland. He was an alleged spy for the Soviet Union.

1926 - Graduated from Johns Hopkins University.

1929 - Graduated from Harvard University Law School.

         - A law clerk to Oliver Wendell Holmes.

1930 - Married to Priscilla Fansler Hobson.

1936 - He was an employee of State Department.

1945 - An adviser to Franklin Roosevelt at Yalta Conference.

         - The temporary UN secretary-general before 1st meeting of UN and director of Office of Special Political Affairs.

1946 - He was the president of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

1948 - Accused by Whittaker Chambers before House Un-American Activities Committee of having belonged to Communist spy ring while at State Department and having passed secret documents to Whittaker Chambers for transmission to Soviet Union.

         - He pleaded innocent in grand-jury investigation.

1950 - He was convicted for perjury and sentenced to five years in prison.

1975 - He was disbarred and readmitted from Massachusetts Bar Association.

1988 - Wrote his memoir Recollections of a Life.

1996 - Died on November 15th in New York City.

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