Joseph Raymond McCarthy

Joseph Raymond McCarthy was an American politician who served as 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 the United States in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. Wikipedia*

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Joseph Raymond McCarthy has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1952 Broadcast. Most common tag: Communism.

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U.S. Senator, R-WI January 3, 1947 - May 2, 1957 Videos: 2

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