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  1. Hiss was a student at Harvard during a feverish campaign to save Sacco and Vanzetti, the two Italian anarchists accused of murder. (Web site)
  2. Hiss was the first lawyer ever readmitted to the Massachusetts bar after a major criminal conviction.
  3. Hiss, a member of the Yalta delegation, was one of just four State Department officials who traveled from Yalta to Moscow. (Web site)
  4. Hiss, the Rosenbergs, Oppenheimer, and atomic espionage, indeed, all other subjects dealt with in the book were entirely absent. (Web site)
  5. Hiss was charged with two counts of perjury; the grand jury could not indict him for espionage since the statute of limitations had run out. (Web site)


  1. Very evidential in the case of the Flatwoods Monster is the description of its cry as "something between a hiss and a high-pitched squeal" (Barker 1953).

Sir Hiss

  1. Shortly after this King Richard returns and puts Prince John in jail, along with Sir Hiss and the sheriff. (Web site)
  2. Terry-Thomas supplies the voice for Sir Hiss, who is appropriately gap-toothed, much to the advantage of his forever-flickering tongue.


  1. His consort, Sir Hiss, is a snake in charge of the royal treasury and of soothing the prince.


  1. One of the Venona cables mentions a Soviet agent named "Ales," and a note on the cable reads, "Probably Alger Hiss." That is what Bird is questioning.


  1. Hiss argued against Stalin's proposal for one vote for each of the Soviet Republics in the UN General Assembly (a total of 16 votes).


  1. Alger Hiss was born in Baltimore on 11th November, 1904.


  1. Late in his life, we reported, he felt vindicated by a Russian general's claim that there were no records to support the claim that Hiss was a spy. (Web site)
  2. When Chambers repeated his claim in a radio interview, Hiss filed a defamation lawsuit against him.


  1. In some cases, notably that of Alger Hiss, the matching of a Venona code name to an individual is disputed. (Web site)
  2. Hiss contended later that his relationship with Chambers ended in 1936, a point strongly disputed by Chambers.

Key Role

  1. For example, the authors claim that J. Peters "played a key role in Chambers' story" that Hiss was a Soviet spy. (Web site)
  2. Congressman Richard Nixon plays a key role in obtaining evidence to convict Hiss while also winning national attention for himself.


  1. Mr. Hiss eventually was convicted of perjury for lying about whether he had passed along secrets. (Web site)


  1. Hiss also denied knowing that Field, his friend, was a Communist. (Web site)


  1. Dmitry A. Volkogonov: When I was approached about the Alger Hiss case, I tried to examine all the archives of the Foreign Intelligence Department. (Web site)


  1. Hiss maintained his innocence to his death; Soviet files made public in 1995 convinced most observers that he had been guilty, but controversy lingers. (Web site)
  2. Hiss challenged him to repeat his charges in public without the benefit of such protection.


  1. Still Hiss becomes even less likable under this scrutiny.
  2. One politician that fell under this scrutiny was Alger Hiss, a government official in Washington.


  1. In particular, the committee, with the leadership of Martin Dies and Richard Nixon, brought about the trial and imprisonment of Alger Hiss. (Web site)
  2. Hiss may have adopted a similar role of the innocent liberal whose imprisonment was an indictment of American society. (Web site)

Washington Post

  1. Furthermore, as late as 1992, the Washington Post ran a news item stating three times that there was “no evidence” that Hiss was a Soviet agent. (Web site)
  2. When Alger Hiss was interviewed by the Washington Post in 1986, he answered in the affirmative when asked whether he admired Stalin. (Web site)

York Times

  1. The New York Times ran a similar a story the same day, and it too mentioned Hiss. (Web site)
  2. Reading Alger Hiss's Mind - New York Times IF you are too young to care much about Alger Hiss, move on.


  1. White contends that, as the years rolled on, Hiss found his raison d'être in the useless charade of seeking vindication. (Web site)
  2. They had known of names such as Alger Hiss for years.


  1. Hiss was first brought under suspicion by a statement of his friend, ex Communist Whittaker Chambers. (Web site)


  1. When Allen Weinstein began work on Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case, he was somewhat sympathetic to Hiss and expected to argue for his innocence.


  1. The document had been in the office of the Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs, one Alger Hiss.


  1. The typewriting of the documents would be important to the case to prove that Hiss was guilty.


  1. Summoned as a witness, Hiss denied that he had ever been a communist or had known Chambers, a former Communist Party member. (Web site)

Watergate Scandal

  1. Hiss in the seventies used the political fallout from the Watergate scandal in an attempt to rehabilitate his own reputation.


  1. Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal would cast new doubts on the Alger Hiss trial, since Nixon had ordered his subordinates to commit criminal acts.
  2. He omits altogether the story of Chambers' friendship with Hiss, though he never doubts its authenticity.


  1. As Allen Weinstein conducted his research, however, he became convinced that Hiss was indeed guilty of betraying his country.
  2. The film begins after Prince John and Sir Hiss have tricked the true King into leaving the country on a phony crusade.
  3. Alger Hiss was a controversial figure in American politics following World War II. His trials for perjury in 1949 and 1950 divided the country.

Soviet Union

  1. Jacoby also seems to embrace the notion that Hiss engaged in espionage because the Soviet Union was the only country openly opposing Hitler.
  2. White makes a convincing case that we can't know why Hiss gave his allegiance to the Soviet Union.
  3. Alger Hiss, a State Department official, was accused of spying for the Soviet Union in 1948.


  1. However, as a result of this investigation, Hiss was charged with perjury. (Web site)


  1. Alger Hiss constantly denied the allegations of Chambers's. (Web site)


  1. The author aligns herself with those who are still skeptical that Alger Hiss was a Soviet agent.


  1. Hornbeck had been a lecturer on the far east at Harvard university when Hiss was a student there. (Web site)


  1. Also at the conference, a stepson of Hiss argued that Hiss' chief accuser invented the spy allegations after his sexual advances were rejected.
  2. At Yalta, it was Hiss who had twice handed over to Ambassador Andrei Gromyko the U.S. draft of the invitation for the conference.
  3. After examining Hiss's schedule during the conference, historian Bruce Craig writes that the charges against Hiss are unfounded.


  1. Chambers's accusation against Hiss was made before a committee of the House of Representatives. (Web site)
  2. He argued that even if the committee could not prove Hiss was a Communist, it should investigate whether he ever knew Chambers. (Web site)
  3. Since Chambers still presented no evidence, the committee had initially been inclined to take the word of Hiss on the matter. (Web site)

Hiss Case

  1. However, when the great controversy about the Hiss case was raging, Berle testified under oath that Chambers merely had mentioned a Marxist study group. (Web site)
  2. Chambers was at the height of his career when the Hiss case broke later that year. (Web site)
  3. McCarthy had very little to do with the Hiss case which was exposed by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.


  1. While Chambers would prevail over Hiss, communism would continue its advance, here and abroad. (Web site)
  2. Both Hiss and White denied any involvement with Communism or espionage.
  3. Whittaker Chambers had no knowledge of Hiss after his own break with Communism in 1938. (Web site)

Soviet Spy

  1. FBI Special Agent Robert Lamphere identified the Soviet spy known by the codename "ALES" in one decoded cable as "probably Alger Hiss".
  2. With the release of declassified materials in Russia and the United States, there is no doubt that Alger Hiss was indeed a Soviet spy.
  3. The fourth book was Whittaker Chambers' "Witness" (1952), the autobiography of the ex-Communist agent who outed Alger Hiss as a Soviet spy. (Web site)


  1. John Herrmann, author; assistant to Harold Ware; employed at the AAA; courier and document photographer for the Ware group; introduced Chambers to Hiss. (Web site)
  2. These were documents that Hiss had provided to Chambers (who acted as a courier) for transfer to his Soviet handlers.


  1. The statute of limitations was not an issue, however, on the question of whether Alger Hiss committed perjury. (Web site)
  2. For those denials, Hiss was charged with perjury (the three-year statute of limitations of the day prevented espionage charges from being filed).


  1. Some of the papers were dated later than the time when Hiss claimed to have ceased all contact with Chambers, AKA "Crosley".
  2. At the time he founded the U.N.―and Hiss was the first acting secretary-general of the organization―he was a State Department official. (Web site)
  3. It is well worth the time of anyone interested in Hiss or the history of espionage. (Web site)


  1. Vyshinski was at Yalta, and did go on to Moscow, as did Alger Hiss (for a day with Sec.
  2. The shaming of Alger Hiss as a Soviet agent who fed US secrets to Moscow casts a shadow as long as that of Philby, Burgess and Maclean's betrayal of Britain. (Web site)
  3. The Venona transcript with the most relevance to the Hiss case is #1822, sent March 30, 1945, from the Soviets' Washington station chief to Moscow.


  1. Hiss testified that he had nothing to do with the decision that these votes be granted and that he opposed the extra votes.


  1. National Security: Leftist academics are determined to rehabilitate the reputation of Alger Hiss, the high-level U.S. diplomat and Soviet spy.
  2. When in the 40's he worked as a diplomat, Mr. A. Hiss did have official professional contacts with Soviet officials. (Web site)


  1. In The Haunted Wood, the co-authors do not explain why they cite no authority or source for ascribing "Lawyer" as a code name for Hiss. (Web site)


  1. After being asked to identify Chambers from a photograph, Hiss indicated that his face "might look familiar" and requested to see him in person.


  1. Until October, 1948, Chambers had repeatedly stated that Hiss had not engaged in espionage, even when he testified under oath. (Web site)
  2. Alger Hiss, accused of Communist espionage, takes an oath during hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
  3. Hiss denied the charge but was later convicted of lying under oath and was imprisoned. (Web site)


  1. Instead, Hiss was indicted for two counts of perjury relating to testimony he had given before a federal grand jury the previous December. (Web site)


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