Joseph McCarthy : reexamining the life and legacy of America's most hated senator
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Notes on front endpapers and fly sheets: Grave in Appleton, WI. Shanty Irish. Relation to Kennedys. Joe vs. LBJ. Censured in 1954. Voted for FDR 4 X's. Wife Jean Kerr-20 yrs younger. Fulbright vs. McCarthy. Race and anti-Communism. PSI-Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. William F. Buckley--National Review; Brent Bozell wrote conscious of a conservative. Appendix-hypomania, alcoholic and compulsive gambler, Annie Lee Moss. Died 1957 (May 2) Senate funeral--buried in Appleton; RFK attended burial. B. Nov. 14, 1908. Owen Lattimore--most famous of victims. Jan 4, 11a.m. 1946-1908=38. Elizabeth Bentley, Louis Budenz, Lauchlin Currie. Marries--claimed 32 missions only flew 7-tail gunner Joe. Censure-only 3 in History-no TV 67-22 44 Dems, 22 Rep, JFK in hospital; Dec 2 in Senate, Brent Bozell-Pat Buckley's husband wrote speech; Edward B. Williams lawyer. McCarthy and the Press--Drew Pearson-law suit/slaps groin. Paul Hughes-sold fraud to Wash. Post, Clayton Fritchey DNC. June 14, 1951--McCarthy speech blasting George Marshall "a turning point." McCarthy was receiving 25,000 letters a day. Korean War, Robert Taft, Doug MacArthur, "Wise Men"-Acheson, Bohlen, Kennan, Forrestal, Millard Tydings defeated mid term elections 50; McCarran Act. Margaret Chase Smith's Declaration of Conscience Speech. What was the review Loyalty Board. Urban Van Susteren-a friend-quoted a lot. Tom Coleman-Mc had a Christ complex. Insider stock tips, 10,000-Lustion. Clint Muchison, H.J. Hunt. Roy Cohen-26, RFK-27; David Schine-25. Who was the "Clearing House." Roy Cohen, James Forrestal, Dean Achinson, Karl Mundt, Richard Nixon, John Stewart Service, 1st name, Michael Straight. Jan 1950-Hiss convicted of perjury-5 years in prison. When did McCarthy begin looking for communists? Lincoln's B-Day-Wheeling, W.V. Feb 9, 1950. Ed Nellor-Wash. Time/ 205 or 57 communists in State Dept p 99. By end of war 350 Soviet secret agents working in U.S. Venona-Arlington Hall--turned up 200 active Soviet agents. John Stewart Service, Harlow Shapley, Gustavo Duncan, Philip and Mary Jane Keeney. Feb 20, 1950 Senate speech 6 hours p 113. 81 examples. Tydings hearing-open-televised-first witness Dorthy Kenyon. Owen Lattimore-Fortas his lawyer-named in executive session by McCarthy p 120. Louis Budenz-Fordham testified against, had info leaked about his 3 children out of wedlock. Lachlin Currie's friendship w/ Lattimore. Philip Jessup. In 45-37 partisan vote-final report. 1952 William Benton. Book-McCarthy and the Fight for America written by Jean Kerr-Ruth and J.B. Matthews. How often from your point of view were the press and Democrats hypocrites? Asst. Sec. of State Adolph Berle-1939 meeting with Chambers [Whittaker Chambers] about 30 secret agents in State including Hiss Brothers totally dismissed by FDR, Acheson and Frankfurter. Sacco/Vanzetti-1921 innocent victims of class-biased judicial system. Popular Front, Fellow Traveler, League for Peace. P 238 Army-Ft. Monmouth-Sec Army Robert Stevens. Schine drafted. Robert Oppenheimer, his sister-in-law and brother-communist. Brownell announces Harry Dexter White a communist. Senator Charles Potter R. CBS's See it Now-Murrow. March 16, 1954-Exec Comm. p 255-published for 1st Time here. TV agreed on-Ray Jenkins counsel to investigate McCarthy. April 22 Television-its over powering superficiality- p 260. Joseph Welch--accompanied by Pentagon Generals. Karl Mundt- Ch. They doctored photo of Ft. Dix meeting. Testimony of John Adams. Executive privilege-Ike invokes of 1st time. Colin's appearance on stand "Disaster." Mc-unfavorable rating 49% support 35% Ralph Flanders nastiest speech on center floor. Fred Fisher-accused of being in Lawyer's Guild-Communists. Joe Welch-Have you no sense of decency p 276. Welch's performance "eyeing" was a sham hearings--June 17/36 days/9 to 12 hours. Bill Jenner, Bill Rusher--worked for committee. Tony Lewis. Lamb checked some of the book sections on the Contents pages. Notes/Underlinings add detail on McCarthy's background, education, career, beliefs and the people, fabrications/exaggerations, and incidents highlighted in Lamb's notes in the front/back matter.