Alger Hiss


Born: 11/11/1904 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: 11/15/1996
Age: 92
Cause of death: emphysema

Noted For: U.S. State Department official (1936-48); accused of being a Communist operative (1948), convicted of perjury (1950) and sentenced to five years in prison. Paroled (1954), unsuccessfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a new trial (1983).

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