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Esther Chambers

The wife of Whittaker Chambers and a onetime devout "revolutionist", Esther Chambers testified at both trials in full support of her husband. When asked by the prosecutor if her husband had said they were moving to Ypsilanti and her name was to be Hogan, she replied, "We would go to Ypsilanti and our name would be Hogan."  

Some of her testimony was contradictory, and at times she had difficulty remembering important dates, including her husband's departure from the Communist Party.

At the first trial, she was unable to recall her own wedding date, but remembered some 20 or so occasions when she said she got together with Priscilla Hiss. At the second trial, her recollections about the Hisses' apartment were repeatedly found to be inaccurate.