American writer known for his well-known book See, who worked being a Soviet spy in the 1930’s. He afterwards defected in the Communists and committed his lifestyle to renouncing the motion. He was article writer and editor for the School of Columbia’s literary newspaper The Morningside. Pursuing his defection from Communism, he testified against Alger Hiss, who proved helpful in the Section of Condition and was element of a key underground Communist cell in Washington, D.C.. He wedded musician Esther Shemitz in the first 30’s. He was honored a posthumous Medal of Independence by U.S. Leader Ronald Reagan.
|1||In August 1948, he identified Alger Hiss as a fellow member of the underground Soviet spy cell, The Ware Group, founded by the son of American Communist Party founder Ella Reeve. Hiss denied the allegation, but was eventually convicted of perjury for denying his espionage activities and sentenced to five years in jail.|
|2||Attended Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in Westminster, Maryland.|
|The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History||1999||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Cold War||1998||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Nixon||1995||Himself - Testifying before HUAC (uncredited)|
|Project XX||1960||TV Series documentary||Himself - Former Communist Party Member|
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