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Joseph McCarthy

(b. 14 Nov. 1908, d. 2 May 1957). US Senator 1947–57 Born in Grand Chute in rural Wisconsin, he was a farm worker and store-keeper until he went on to obtain a high school degree ...

McCarthy, Joseph

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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..., Joseph . See Tierney, Harry...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Joseph ( Raymond ) ( 1909–57 ) US Republican politician . Between 1950 and 1954 , latterly as chairman of a government committee, he was the instigator of widespread investigations into alleged Communist infiltration in US public life. Although most of those accused during the period of ‘McCarthyism’ were not in fact members of the Communist Party, many of them were blacklisted, lost their jobs, or were otherwise discriminated against in a mood of hysteria, which abated only after the public censure of McCarthy in December 1954...

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David M. Oshinsky

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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..., Joseph ( 1908 – 1957 ), Republican senator from Wisconsin , notorious “Red-hunter” during the early Cold War years. Born on a dairy farm near Appleton , Wisconsin , McCarthy quit school at age fourteen to raise chickens. He subsequently went bankrupt, returned to high school, crammed four years of work into two terms, and entered Marquette , a Jesuit college in Milwaukee . Earning a law degree in 1935 , McCarthy established a small practice before winning a circuit judgeship by frantic campaigning and smearing the incumbent’s good name. At...

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David M. Oshinsky

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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...McCarthy, Joseph ( 1908–1957 ), Republican senator from Wisconsin, notorious “Red-hunter” during the early Cold War years. Born on a dairy farm near Appleton, Wisconsin, McCarthy quit school at age fourteen to raise chickens. He subsequently went bankrupt, returned to high school, crammed four years of work into two terms, and entered Marquette, a Jesuit college in Milwaukee. Earning a law degree in 1935 , McCarthy established a small practice before winning a circuit judgeship by frantic campaigning and smearing the incumbent's good name. At twenty-nine,...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...Joseph Joseph McCarthy 1908 – 57 American Republican politician and anti-Communist agitator . On McCarthy: see welch I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five [ people ] that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department. speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, 9 February 1950 in my hand a list members of the communist Party McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled. speech in Wisconsin, 1952; Richard...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Joseph Joseph McCarthy 1908 – 57 American politician and anti-Communist agitator . On McCarthy: see cartoons , eisenhower , murrow , welch I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five [ people ] that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department. speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, 9 February 1950 members of the communist Party McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled. speech in Wisconsin, 1952;...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Joseph Joseph McCarthy 1908 – 57 American Republican politician and anti-Communist agitator . On McCarthy: see eisenhower , welch I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five [ people ] that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department. speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, 9 February 1950 members of the communist Party McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled. speech in Wisconsin, 1952, in Richard Rovere...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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2008
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...Joseph McCarthy 1908 – 57 While I cannot take the time to name all the men in the State Department who have been named as members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring, I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were known to the Secretary of State [Dean Acheson] as being members of the Communist Party and are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department. This accusation established the junior senator from Wisconsin as the chief Communist hunter in the U.S., but McCarthy seemed not to sense its importance, judging by the odd...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Joseph Joseph McCarthy 1908 – 57 American politician and anti-Communist agitator I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five [ people ] that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department. speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, 9 February 1950 members of the communist Party McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled. speech in Wisconsin, 1952 McCarthyism is Americanism with Americanism with its sleeves rolled...

McCarthy, Joseph R.

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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2002
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319 words

...away from McCarthy , and the Senate censured him by a vote of 67 to 22 for conduct “contrary to senatorial traditions.” See also Army-McCarthy hearings (1954) ; Censure ; Investigations, congressional Sources Robert Griffith , The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate , 2nd ed. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987). Arthur Herman , Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator (New York: Free Press, 1999). David Osh-insky , A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joseph McCarthy (New York:...

McCarthy, Joseph Raymond

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Joseph Raymond ( 1908–57 ) US Republican senator , leader of the crusade against alleged communists in the US government. Taking advantage of anti-communist sentiment in the Cold War , he widened his attack to other sectors of public life including the film industry. During the period of ‘McCarthyism’ many of those accused of communism were blacklisted. McCarthy polarized US society; many regarded his hearings as show trials or witch-hunts, while others considered him a hero. In 1954 , his House Un-American Activities Committee ( HUAC ) turned...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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..., Joseph Raymond [Hist.] ( 1909–57 ) An American Republican senator . He became chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 1953 and carried out a campaign against supposed communists, which resulted in many citizens who were suspected of being members of the Communist Party being blacklisted and facing discrimination. > Mentioned in the context of a witch-hunt, especially a political one You preside over the worst witch hunt in public life since Senator McCarthy. Guardian Unlimited: The Antiwar Movement ...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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2013
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..., Joseph Raymond (b. Grand Chute, Wisconsin , 14 Nov. 1908 ; d. Bethesda, Maryland , 2 May 1957 ) US ; US Senator 1946–57 The son of an Irish immigrant farmer, McCarthy attended the local rural school and helped his father on the farm. After working for a while in a grocery store he decided to study law. At the age of 19 he undertook a year's intensive study in high school to gain entrance to Marquette University, Milwaukee, in 1930 . He graduated LLB 1935 and practised law in Waupaca 1935–6 and in Shawano until 1939 . After successfully...

McCarthy, Eugene Joseph

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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..., Eugene Joseph (b. Watkins, Minnesota , 29 Mar. 1916 ; d. Washington DC , 10 Dec. 2005 ) US ; member of the US House of Representatives 1949–59 , US Senator 1959–70 The son of a cattleman, McCarthy was educated in state schools, graduated BA from St John's University, Collegeville, 1935 , and MA from the University of Minnesota, 1939 . After three years as a secondary schoolteacher, 1936–9 , he returned to St John's as a professor of economics and education. In 1944 he became a civilian technical assistant in the Military Intelligence...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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...McCarthy, Eugene Joseph (b. Watkins, Minnesota , 29 Mar. 1916 ; d. Washington DC , 10 Dec. 2005 ) member of the US House of Representatives 1949–59 , US Senator 1959–70 The son of a cattleman, McCarthy was educated in state schools, graduated BA from St John's University, Collegeville, 1935 , and MA from the University of Minnesota, 1939 . After three years as a secondary schoolteacher, 1936–9 , he returned to St John's as a professor of economics and education. In 1944 he became a civilian technical assistant in the Military Intelligence...

McCarthy, James Joseph

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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..., James Joseph ( 1817–82 ) Called the ‘Irish Pugin’, he flourished during the impressive building-programme of the Irish RC Church after ‘Catholic Emancipation’ ( 1829 ), designing in a First - and Second-Pointed style, following the leads of Pugin and English Ecclesiologists. He may have been in England during the early 1840s, but work started ( 1846 ) on his Church of St Kevin, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow: in a severe First-Pointed style, it was an early attempt by a native-born Irish architect to build a church on Ecclesiological principles....

McCarthy, Joseph R(aymond)

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Joseph R(aymond) ( 1908–1957 ) US politician whose startling series of allegations concerning ‘communist subversion’ in US public life in the early 1950s triggered widespread unsubstantiated accusations, a phenomenon that became known as the ‘ McCarthy witchhunt’ or ‘McCarthyism’. A farmer's son from Wisconsin, McCarthy qualified in law at Marquette University in 1935 and became a lawyer, later serving as a circuit judge ( 1940–42 ). Service in the marine corps earned him the rank of captain and a DFC and in 1946 he was elected a Republican...

McCarthy, Joseph (‘Joe’) Raymond

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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...McCarthy, Joseph ( ‘Joe’ ) Raymond (b. Grand Chute, Wisconsin , 14 Nov. 1908 ; d. Bethesda, Maryland , 2 May 1957 ) US Senator 1946–57 The son of an Irish immigrant farmer, McCarthy attended the local rural school and helped his father on the farm. After working for a while in a grocery store he decided to study law. At the age of 19 he undertook a year's intensive study in high school to gain entrance to Marquette University, Milwaukee, in 1930 . He graduated LLB 1935 and practised law in Waupaca 1935–6 and in Shawano until 1939 . After...

Joseph McCarthy 1908–57

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Joseph999 Joseph McCarthy 1908–57 No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. of Joseph McCarthy Ed Murrow 1908 – 65 American broadcaster and journalist ‘See It Now’, broadcast, 7 March 1954 terrorize a whole nation terrorize a whole nation we are all his accomplices Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness…Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency? to Joseph McCarthy , 9 June 1954, defending the US Army against...

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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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... Joseph b. 27 September 1885, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, d. 18 December 1943, New York, USA. An important lyricist in the 20s and 30s, McCarthy sang in cafes and worked for music publishers before writing songs such as ‘That Dreamy Italian Waltz’, ‘That’s How I Need You’ and ‘I Miss You Most Of All’. In 1913, with Jimmy Monaco , he produced one of popular music’s all-time standards, ‘You Made Me Love You’, memorably sung and recorded by hundreds of artists, including Al Jolson , Harry James , Judy Garland and Grace La Rue. Three years later,...

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