|Died||November 15, 1996 (aged 92)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Johns Hopkins University, Harvard Law School|
|Known for||Conviction for perjury related to espionage|
|Criminal charge(s)||2 counts of perjury|
|Criminal penalty||2 terms of 5 years in prison, to run concurrently.|
|Criminal status||Released from prison after 3 years and 8 months imprisonment|
(m. 1929; died 1984)
Isabel Johnson (m. 1985)
|Children||Tony Hiss, Timothy Hobson (stepson)|
|Parent(s)||Mary Lavinia Hughes, Charles Alger Hiss|
|Relatives||Bosley Hiss, brother; Donald Hiss, brother; Anna Hiss, sister; Mary Ann Hiss, sister|
|Awards||Honorary degree from Johns Hopkins (LL.D 1947) |
Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was an American government official. In 1948, he was accused of having spied for the Soviet Union in the 1930s. He was convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950. Before the trial Hiss was part in the creation of the United Nations.
Hiss died of emphysema on November 15, 1996, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, four days after his 92nd birthday.
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- ↑ "Honorary Degrees Awarded". Archived from the original on February 21, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
- ↑ "Alger Hiss Dead at 92". Boston Globe. November 16, 1996. Retrieved March 17, 2008.
Alger Hiss, the high-ranking State Department official accused of espionage whose case became one of the most celebrated—and controversial—in US history, died yesterday in Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He was 92.