Joseph McCarthy

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Person.png Joseph McCarthy   Powerbase SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(Lawyer, Judge, Politician)
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BornJoseph Raymond McCarthy
1908-11-14
Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Died1957-05-02 (Age 48)
Bethesda, Maryland
Cause of death
alcoholism
"hepatitis"
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin, Marquette University Law School
ReligionRoman Catholicism
ChildrenTierney Elizabeth McCarthy
Parents • Timothy McCarthy
• Bridget Tierney
SpouseJean Fraser Kerr Minetti
PartyRepublican

Employment.png United States Senator from Wisconsin

In office
January 3, 1947 - May 2, 1957

McCarthyism

Full article: McCarthyism

After the "anti-communist" inquiries which he lead, his name has become a byword for mean-spirited, superficial persecution.[1]

Death

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Tombstone of Joseph McCarthy with the Fox River in the background

McCarthy died in Bethesda Naval Hospital on May 2, 1957, at the age of 48. His death certificate listed the cause of death as "Hepatitis, acute, cause unknown"; doctors had not previously reported him to be in critical condition. It was hinted in the press that he died of alcoholism, which is now widely suspected.

McCarthy had a state funeral attended by 70 senators. Pontifical Mass was said before more than 100 priests and 2,000 others at Washington's St. Matthew's Cathedral.

14 November 1908|2 May 1957|


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