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Hiss, Alger

Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers

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.