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Hiss, Alger, 1904-1996


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Alger Hiss to Robert Knowles letter

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32425005823910], Folder: 6
Identifier: SC-013

The Alger Hiss to Robert Knowles letter, June 8, 1973, documents Hiss's thoughts on a speech given by an individual named Williams at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Alger Hiss graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1929. He is best known for being accused of espionage and Communist Party membership in 1948 and being convicted and sentenced to prison for perjury committed during his trials.

Dates: 1973 June 8