served as Hiss's attorney at his second trial.
Cross was chosen because the defense believed
its motion to move the second trial to Vermont
might succeed, and the bookish Cross might appeal
more to New England jurors than the bombastic
Lloyd Paul Stryker.
The defense was wrong on both counts. Its motion
to move the trial failed, and although Cross
was more adept at dealing with the documentary
evidence than Stryker, he was not an effective
advocate before the jury. Still, Cross demonstrated
that a number of the State Department documents
that Hiss allegedly gave to Whittaker
Chambers were never sent to his office.