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A bare-knuckled anti-communist crusader of the early 1950s, Senator Joe McCarthy remains one of the most controversial and reviled American politicians of the 20th century. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, Joseph McCarthy was elected to the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin in 1946. He leapt to national fame on 9 February 1950 with a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he waved a piece of paper and claimed "I have in my hand" a list of known communist loyalists working in the State Departm More »
Born: November 14, 1908 (Grand Chute, Wisconsin)


{{Infobox officeholder |name = Joseph McCarthy |image name = Joseph McCarthy.jpg |jr/sr ..... as his assistant, Gerald David Schine, heir to a hotel-chain fortune, who would bear much responsibility for triggering McCarthy's eventual downfall.


The Army–McCarthy hearings were a series of hearings held by the United States Senate's Subcommittee on Investigations between April 1954 and June 1954. The hearings were held for the purpose of investigating conflicting accusations between the United States Army and Senator Joseph McCarthy. .... hearings ultimately became the main catalyst in McCarthy's downfall from ...


McCarthy's Downfall ... McCarthy began his investigation of the Army Signal Corps Laboratory at Fort Monmouth, ... Representing the Army was Joseph Welch.


The Fall of McCarthy - McCarthyism is a political ploy that wields accusations and shame without significant evidence. Learn about Joseph McCarthy and his ...


On this day in History, Joseph McCarthy meets his match on Jun 09, 1954. ... B. Johnson–“Would the rest of Southeast Asia necessarily fall if Laos and South ...


Dec 15, 2015 ... Donald Trump's competitors and critics might do well to take pointers from Joseph N. Welch, the man who took down Senator Joseph McCarthy.


Find out more about the history of Joseph R. McCarthy, including videos, ... Murrow's exposés of McCarthyism played an important role in the senator's downfall.


The excesses of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy's anti-communist crusade led to his eventual censure by the U.S. Senate, and his downfall. Credit: Image courtesy ...


Nov 7, 1999 ... When Joseph McCarthy arrived in Los Angeles in August 1953 to hold public hearings, he was at the pinnacle of his power. The previous fall ...