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William Spiegel

Spiegel was a Baltimore notions manufactuer who, according to Whittaker Chambers, loaned out his apartment to be used to photograph secret State Department documents Chambers said he had received from Alger Hiss in early 1937. Spiegel testified before the grand jury in 1948 that he and his wife were not living in the apartment until the fall of 1937. They said the apartment was occasionally used by Chambers' friend, David Carpenter, but that no photography work was done there. The defense never knew of the Spiegels' testimony. Click here to read the testimony.