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McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957

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Personal name headingMcCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957
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Variant(s)McCarthy, Joseph Raymond, 1908-1957
McCarthy, Joe, 1908-1957
Makkarti, Dzhozef, 1908-1957
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19081114
Death date19570502
Place of birthGrand Chute (Wis. : Town)
Place of deathBethesda (Md.)
AffiliationMarquette University. Law School
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inU.S. Cong. Jt. Committee on Housing. Housing study and ... 1948
Bayley, E.R. Joe McCarthy and the press, 1981: t.p. (Joe McCarthy)
Nasledniki Dzhozefa Makkarti, 1984.
English Wikipedia website, viewed Mar. 27, 2013 (Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (Nov. 14, 1908--May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere. Ultimately, his tactics and inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate; Born: Joseph Raymond McCarthy November 14, 1908, Grand Chute, Wis.; Died: May 2, 1957 (aged 48), Bethesda, Md.)
Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Sept. 20, 2013 (McCarthy, Joseph Raymond, a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wis., November 14, 1908; attended a one-room country school; worked on a farm; at the age of nineteen moved to Manawa, Wis., and enrolled in a high school; while working in a grocery store and ushering at a theater in the evenings, completed a four-year course in one year; graduated from Marquette University at Milwaukee, Wis., with a law degree in 1935; admitted to the bar the same year; commenced practice in Waupaca, and in 1936 moved to Shawano, Wis., and continued to practice law; elected circuit judge of the tenth judicial circuit of Wisconsin in 1939; while serving in this capacity enlisted in 1942 in the United States Marine Corps; resigned as a lieutenant in 1945; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1944 while in military service; reelected circuit judge of Wisconsin in 1945 while still in the Marine Corps; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1946; reelected in 1952 and served from January 3, 1947, until his death; co-chairman, Joint Committee on the Library (Eighty-third Congress), chairman, Committee on Government Operations (Eighty-third Congress); used his position as chairman of the Committee on Government Operations and its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to launch investigations designed to document charges of Communists in government; censured by the Senate on December 2, 1954, for behavior that was "contrary to senatorial traditions"; died in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Md., May 2, 1957; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Appleton, Wis.)
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