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Senator Joseph McCarthy


Republican U.S. Senator from your condition of Wisconsin who required advantage of Chilly War tensions to effect a result of Communist witch hunts, which damaged many people’s lives. He 1st rose to popularity in after an infamous 1950 conversation where he claimed to truly have a list of users from the Communist Party who have been employed in the STATE DEPT.. He remaining middle college briefly at age group fourteen to aid his family’s plantation. After the actions of his Home of Un-American Actions lost recognition the Senate voted to censure him. He wedded a researcher, Jean Kerr, in 1953; the few adopted a child together. He produced many accusations of Communist infiltration in to the authorities of Harry S. Truman.

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Date Of Birth November 14, 1908
Place Of Birth Grand Chute, WI
Profession Politician
Star Sign Scorpio

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1 Struggled with alcoholism throughout his life.
2 His father was Irish and his mother was German.
3 During his marriage, McCarthy and his wife adopted a baby girl. He once said about his daughter: "I don't know much about babies, but I'm crazy about this one.".
4 He claimed that the purpose of his famous hearings was not to weed out alleged Communists in the government, but to find who was supposed to have hired them in the first place. He initially refused to reveal any of the names on his list of 205 people he claimed were Communists, but was eventually compelled to do so - as it turned out, there weren't 205 names on the list, and the majority of the names that were on it had nothing to do with Communists or Communism.
5 U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (1947-1957).
6 Was censured by the Senate in 1954.
7 His real fame came in Wheeling, West Virginia, when during a speech he waved a paper he claimed was a list of 57 Communists working in the US government and also said he had the names of approximately 205 individuals (the 57 were part of this list) who were loyalty and security risks, being either Communists or Communist sympathizers (aka "fellow travelers"). Most of these names came from a list drawn up and titled the "Lee List". According to the Congressional Record and many books by historians and scholars produced over the years, none of the names were ever proved to have been Communists or have any connection to Communist activities.
8 Was elected to the Senate in 1946.
9 He became known for his practice of making wild and unsupportable accusations of "subversive", "traitor" and "Communist" against his opponents or anyone he perceived as a possible opponent and being unwilling--or unable--to back up the charges. The practice became known, and is still known, as "McCarthyism".



Meet the Press 1953 TV Series Himself - Guest
Longines Chronoscope 1951-1952 TV Series Himself - U.S. Senator

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Jeopardy! 2016 TV Series Himself
A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies 2016 Video documentary short Himself (as Joseph R. McCarthy)
American Secrets 2016 Documentary Himself - U.S. Senator
Trumbo 2015 Himself (uncredited)
Imminent Threat 2015 Documentary Himself
Un jour, une histoire 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Ellis Island, une histoire du rêve américain 2014 Documentary Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - U.S. Senator
Moyers & Company 2012 TV Series Himself
Prophets of Science Fiction 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Ethel 2012 Documentary Himself
Codebreaker 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Joe McCarthy)
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - US Senator
The Real American: Joe McCarthy 2011 Documentary Himself (as Joe McCarthy)
Sing Your Song 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Nazi Hunters 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Senator, Wisconsin
Studs Terkel: Listening to America 2009 TV Short documentary Himself
Outrage 2009/I Documentary Himself
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech 2009 Documentary Himself
The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer 2008 Documentary Himself
President Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story 2008 Documentary Himself
William F. Buckley: Right from the Start 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Trumbo 2007 Documentary Himself
Freedom's Fury 2006 Documentary Himself
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 Himself (uncredited)
USA the Movie 2005 Video Himself
War Stories with Oliver North 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Keep the Faith, Baby 2002 TV Movie Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Contender: The Making of a Political Thriller 2001 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Angel 2000 TV Series Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
The Korean War: Fire and Ice 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Biography 1996-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself - Senator McCarthy
Winchell 1998 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The X-Files 1997-1998 TV Series Himself
Cold War 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Contact 1997 Himself - Voice Through Space (uncredited)
The Fifties 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Senator
Nixon 1995 Himself (uncredited)
American Masters 1990-1995 TV Series documentary Himself - Senator, Wisconsin / Himself
Truman 1995 TV Movie Himself - Abuses Acheson, Truman (uncredited)
The Making of a Leader (1919-1968) 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Chaplin 1992 Himself - Baits Reds (uncredited)
In Search of the Constitution 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
The Return of Captain Invincible 1983 Himself (uncredited)
Seeing Red 1983 Documentary Himself (as Joe McCarthy)
The Atomic Cafe 1982 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Day After Trinity 1981 Documentary Himself
Hollywood on Trial 1976 Documentary Himself
McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter 1975 Documentary Himself
Hearts and Minds 1974 Documentary Himself (U.S. Senator) (uncredited)
Grierson 1973 Documentary Himself
I due Kennedy 1970 Documentary Himself
In the Year of the Pig 1968 Documentary Himself - Speech on Indochina (uncredited)
Point of Order! 1964 Documentary Himself
Longines Chronoscope 1955 TV Series Himself - U.S. Senator
See It Now 1951-1952 TV Series documentary Himself

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1 Ladies and gentlemen, this war in which we are now engaged is not, cannot be, a war between America's two great political parties. As I've often said in the past, certainly the millions of loyal Americans have long voted the Democrat ticket- love America just as much, hate communism just as much as the average Republican.

1 Powerful and emotional speeches in which he made no holds barred attacks on anyone he viewed as subversive.
2 Known for his vicious verbal attacks on his political opponents.

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