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William Reed Fowler

Fowler was married to a housekeeper in a building in Baltimore where Whittaker Chambers once lived. Chambers claimed to have hired Edith Murray as a maid when he lived in the building (she testified she had seen Chambers and Hiss together). In an affidavit filed for Hiss's motion for a new trial, Fowler said he had visited the building frequently and recognized the Chambers family. He said they didn't have a maid at that time. Fowler's ex-wife filed an affidavit for the government, saying that she and Fowler had not been frequent visitors to the building.