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A Byte Out of History: The Alger Hiss Story

The jury returned from its deliberations on January 21, 1950—63 years ago this month. The verdict? Guilty. Alger Hiss, a well-educated and well-connected former government lawyer and State Department official who helped create the United Nations in the aftermath of World War II, was headed to prison. And the central issue of the trial was espionage.

Jan 25, 2013 04:00 PM

A Byte Out of History: The Alger Hiss Story


The jury returned from its deliberations on January 21, 1950—63 years ago this month. The verdict? Guilty. Alger Hiss, a well-educated and well-connected former government lawyer and State Department official who helped create the United Nations in the aftermath of World War II, was headed to prison. And the central issue of the trial was espionage.

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