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Author Suggests Alger Hiss Wasn't a Spy
Saturday April 7, 2007 2:46 AM
By RICHARD PYLE
Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - ~snip~

The claim was presented Thursday at a daylong symposium, ``Alger Hiss & History,'' at New York University. It provided new information that, if true, could point toward a posthumous vindication of Hiss, who was accused of spying for the Soviet Union and spent nearly five years in prison for perjury before his death in 1996 at age 92. ~snip~

Bird said he and co-researcher Svetlana A. Chervonnaya had identified nine possible suspects among U.S. State Department officials present at the U.S.-Soviet Yalta conference in 1945. A process of elimination based on their subsequent travels to Moscow and Mexico City excluded eight of them, including Hiss, he said.

``It left only one man standing: Wilder Foote,'' Bird said. ~snip~

A grandson dismissed Bird's claim on Friday. ~snip~

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