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Herbert Solow

Solow, like Meyer Schapiro, was a classmate of Whittaker Chambers at Columbia University. Solow later became a journalist. In the late 1930s, Chambers asked Solow to help sell an article he had written about his Communist activities. According to Solow, Chambers was afraid for his life. Solow felt that Chambers' fears were exaggerated and his article was vague, but he arranged a meeting between Chambers and Isaac Don Levine. Chambers told Levine he wanted to meet with President Roosevelt to share with him the information he had, but Levine was only able to set up a meeting between Chambers and Assistant Secretary of State Adolf A. Berle, during which Chambers made his first charges against Alger Hiss and others.