Joseph McCarthy

1908 - 1957

Joseph McCarthy

Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican 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. He is known for alleging that numerous communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated the United States federal government, universities, film industry, and elsewhere. Ultimately, the smear tactics that he used led him to be censured by the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph McCarthy has received more than 5,604,031 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,677th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Joseph McCarthy ranks 2,659 out of 14,801Before him are Eric II of Norway, Georg Michaelis, Attalus III, Abdurrahman Wahid, David Dacko, and B. J. Habibie. After him are Berenice III of Egypt, Lapu-Lapu, Daemusin of Goguryeo, Chryseis, Marine Le Pen, and Apepi.

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Among people born in 1908, Joseph McCarthy ranks 40Before him are William Saroyan, Carole Lombard, Werner von Haeften, Józef Gosławski, Günther Prien, and Willard Libby. After him are Arthur Adamov, Joseph Rotblat, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Dmitry Ustinov, Chivu Stoica, and Alfred Hershey. Among people deceased in 1957, Joseph McCarthy ranks 31Before him are František Kupka, Jože Plečnik, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eliot Ness, Heinrich Hoffmann, and Erich von Stroheim. After him are Maurice Garin, Richard E. Byrd, José Leandro Andrade, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, and Carl Clauberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph McCarthy ranks 847 out of 12,171Before him are Joseph Campbell (1904), Stanley Donen (1924), Murray Rothbard (1926), Leon Festinger (1919), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), and Danny DeVito (1944). After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Jackie Robinson (1919), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Willie Nelson (1933), and Solomon Northup (1808).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Joseph McCarthy ranks 70Before him are Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Colin Powell (1937), Eliot Ness (1903), and Boris Johnson (1964). After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), John Sherman (1823), Bill de Blasio (1961), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Barbara Bush (1925), and Dred Scott (1795).