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Samuel Roth

A New York publisher, Roth had once received submissions from "George Crosley," a.k.a. Whittaker Chambers. At one point, Roth was the only independent person to back Hiss's assertion that Chambers had used the name George Crosley - a claim that Chambers had at first denied. Roth was a publisher of erotic material, and the defense decided he would make a negative impression in court. Roth was never called as a witness. Click here to read the affidavit Roth had given to the defense.