Lived: Nov 11, 1904 – Nov 15, 1996 (age 92)
Spouse: Isabel Johnson (m. 1985 – 1996) · Priscilla Hobson (m. 1929 – 1984)
Written works: In the court of public opinion · Recollections of a life
TV shows: The World at War
Education: Harvard Law School · Johns Hopkins University · Harvard University · Baltimore City College
Parents: Charles Alger Hiss (Father) · Mary Lavinia HughesHighlights
- 1929: In 1929, Hiss married Priscilla Fansler Hobson, a Bryn Mawr graduate and grade school teacher.
- 1935: Historian Jeff Kisseloff questions Haynes and Klehr’s conclusion that Vassiliev’s notes support Hede Massing’s story about talking to Hiss at a party in 1935 about recruiting their mutual friend and host Noel Field into the Communist underground.
- 1948: On August 3, 1948, Whittaker Chambers, a former U.S. Communist Party member, testified under subpoena before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that Hiss had secretly been a Communist, while in federal service.
- 1978: In 1978, Victor Navasky interviewed six people Weinstein had quoted in his book Perjury, who all claimed to have been misquoted by Weinstein.
- 1992: In 1992, records were found in Hungarian Interior Ministry archives in which self-confessed Soviet spy Noel Field named Alger Hiss as a fellow agent.
- 1996: AHe fought his perjury conviction until his death at age 92, from emphysema on November 15, 1996, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Alger Hiss, American statesman accused of espionage