McCarthy, Joseph Raymond
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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