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McCarthy, Joseph Raymond

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Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1957 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Political Leader, Senator

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1908 - Joseh Raymond McCarthy, born on the 14th of November in Winsconsin. He was a Republican U.S. Senator.

1928 - He entered high school when he was 20 and graduated in one year.

1930 - 1935 - He worked his way through college, studying engineering and law, earning a law degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

1935 - Earned a law degree at Marquette University.

       - He was admitted to the bar.

1936 - While working in a law firm in Shawano, Wisconsin, he launched an unsuccessful campaign to become District Attorney as a Democrat.

1939 - He was elected as a circuit judge.

1941 - At age 33, he volunteered for the United States Marine Corps and served during World War II.

1946 - He successfully ran for the United States Senate, defeating Robert M. La Follette, Jr.

1947 - 1957 - He was a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin.

1953 - Married Jean Kerr, a researcher in his office.

1954 - With the highly publicized Army-McCarthy hearings, his support and popularity began to fade.

1957 - Died in Bethesda Naval Hospital on the 2nd of May, at the age of 48. The cause of his death was variously reported as acute hepatitis and cirrhosis.



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