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Alger Hiss
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Alger Hiss (1904-1996) was an American diplomat and liberal Democrat, a former State Department official, controversially imprisoned in 1950 for allegedly having spied for the USSR.

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Hiss, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of President Roosevelt's advisers at the 1945 Yalta conference, was accused in 1948 by a former Soviet agent, Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961), of having passed information to the USSR during the period (1926-1937).

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Tags: diplomat, democrat, lawyer

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