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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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1Struggled with alcoholism throughout his life.
2His father was Irish and his mother was German.
3During 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.".
4He 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.
5U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (1947-1957).
6Was censured by the Senate in 1954.
7His 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.
8Was elected to the Senate in 1946.
9He 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 Press1953TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Longines Chronoscope1951-1952TV SeriesHimself - U.S. Senator

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Jeopardy!2016TV SeriesHimself
A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies2016Video documentary shortHimself (as Joseph R. McCarthy)
American Secrets2016DocumentaryHimself - U.S. Senator
Trumbo2015Himself (uncredited)
Imminent Threat2015DocumentaryHimself
Un jour, une histoire2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Ellis Island, une histoire du rêve américain2014DocumentaryHimself
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - U.S. Senator
Moyers & Company2012TV SeriesHimself
Prophets of Science Fiction2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Codebreaker2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Joe McCarthy)
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War2011TV Series documentaryHimself - US Senator
The Real American: Joe McCarthy2011DocumentaryHimself (as Joe McCarthy)
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Nazi Hunters2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Senator, Wisconsin
Studs Terkel: Listening to America2009TV Short documentaryHimself
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech2009DocumentaryHimself
The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer2008DocumentaryHimself
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story2008DocumentaryHimself
William F. Buckley: Right from the Start2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Freedom's Fury2006DocumentaryHimself
Good Night, and Good Luck.2005Himself (uncredited)
USA the Movie2005VideoHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Keep the Faith, Baby2002TV MovieHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Contender: The Making of a Political Thriller2001Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Angel2000TV SeriesHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
The Korean War: Fire and Ice1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Biography1996-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself - Senator McCarthy
Winchell1998TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The X-Files1997-1998TV SeriesHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Contact1997Himself - Voice Through Space (uncredited)
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Senator
Nixon1995Himself (uncredited)
American Masters1990-1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Senator, Wisconsin / Himself
Truman1995TV MovieHimself - Abuses Acheson, Truman (uncredited)
The Making of a Leader (1919-1968)1994TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Chaplin1992Himself - Baits Reds (uncredited)
In Search of the Constitution1987TV Series documentaryHimself
The Return of Captain Invincible1983Himself (uncredited)
Seeing Red1983DocumentaryHimself (as Joe McCarthy)
The Atomic Cafe1982DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Day After Trinity1981DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood on Trial1976DocumentaryHimself
McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter1975DocumentaryHimself
Hearts and Minds1974DocumentaryHimself (U.S. Senator) (uncredited)
I due Kennedy1970DocumentaryHimself
In the Year of the Pig1968DocumentaryHimself - Speech on Indochina (uncredited)
Point of Order!1964DocumentaryHimself
Longines Chronoscope1955TV SeriesHimself - U.S. Senator
See It Now1951-1952TV Series documentaryHimself

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1Ladies 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.

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

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