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McCarthy, Joseph Raymond

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1957 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Political Leader, Senator

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.