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Joseph McCarthy

Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (November 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.

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Operation Mockingbird - History - Part of The Directorate For Plans
... This information was passed to Joseph McCarthy who started making attacks on members of the OPC ... Hoover also gave McCarthy details of an affair that Frank Wisner had with Princess Caradja in Romania during the war ... Joseph McCarthy also began accusing other senior members of the CIA as being security risks ...
Ralph Flanders - U.S. Senate Career - The Censure of Joseph McCarthy
... Flanders was an early and strong critic of fellow Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy’s "misdirection of our efforts at fighting communism” and his role in “the loss of respect for us in the world at large ... of the free world.” On March 9, 1954 he addressed Senator McCarthy on the Senate floor, expressing these concerns ... McCarthy had been advised of the speech, but was absent at the time.) Apart from a brief note of encouragement after this speech, Flanders was grateful that ...
Joseph McCarthy (disambiguation)
... The most notable person named Joseph McCarthy was a United States Senator and anti-Communist who is the namesake for McCarthyism ... The name Joseph McCarthy may also refer to ...
Joseph McCarthy - McCarthy in Popular Culture
... From the start of his notoriety, McCarthy was a favorite subject for political cartoonists ... Malarkey, a pugnacious and conniving wildcat with an unmistakable physical resemblance to McCarthy ... over his head, concealing his features.) As his fame grew, McCarthy increasingly became the target of ridicule and parody ...
Senate War Investigating Committee - History - Joseph McCarthy
... In the 83rd Congress, under its new chairman, Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, the subcommittee (now known as the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ... In April 1954, McCarthy's exchange of charges with Secretary of the Army Robert T ... Chaired by Karl Mundt of South Dakota, the proceedings became known as the Army-McCarthy Hearings ...

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