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Thayer Hobson

Priscilla Hiss's first husband and Tim Hobson's father, Thayer Hobson was a New York publisher (the head of William Morrow).

Before HUAC, Chambers said Hobson was paying for Tim's education, but that the Hisses were putting Tim in less expensive schools and diverting the difference in tuition to the Communist Party. Thayer Hobson attested to the fact that Tim Hobson was moved to a succession of more expensive schools, and that he paid his son's school bills directly.