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Stanley K. Hornbeck

Hornbeck was the Political Advisor for Far Eastern Affairs in the State Department, and for a while Alger Hiss's boss. A number of the documents introduced at the trials were alleged by Chambers to have come from Hornbeck's office. By pointing out the routing stamps on them and combing the State Department's own distribution lists, the defense was able to show that they had never crossed Hiss's desk.