Whittaker Chambers  

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Whittaker Chambers, born Jay Vivian Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961) was an American editor who denounced his Communist spying and became an intellectual leader of the American Conservative movement after 1952.

After early years as a Communist Party member (1925) and Soviet spy (1932–1938), he defected from communism (underground and open party) and worked at Time magazine (1939–1948). Under subpoena in 1948, he testified in what became Alger Hiss's perjury (espionage) trials (1949–1950) and he became an outspoken anti-communist (all described in his 1952 memoir Witness).



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