17,178 total votes
Joseph McCarthy

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. Senate. The term "McCarthyism", coined in 1950 in reference to ... more on Wikipedia

Joseph McCarthy is ranked on...

#167 of 932 People who voted for Joseph McCarthy... People on the West Coast are 3x more likely to vote for this People We Wish Were Still Alive 3.2M VOTES RIP to our world's greatest achievers, those who changed the way we live and the ways we thought. This list of people we wis...
#576 of 2,838 The Most Influential People of All Time 2.3M VOTES This is a list of the most influential people of all of human history. This means that the individuals on this list have had...
#8 of 223 Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics 426k VOTES Do any politicians tell the truth anymore? Maybe, but you won't find them here. This list has the least trustworthy people i...
#93 of 488 People who voted for Joseph McCarthy... People outside of the US are 4x more likely to vote for this Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person 515.9k VOTES These are the famous folks it would be most exciting to meet in person, as ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Some of the be...
#72 of 100 Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead 141.6k VOTES Throughout the course of history, the human race has produced some truly remarkable individuals - individuals who, sadly, ha...
#71 of 264 People who voted for Joseph McCarthy... People on the West Coast are 2x more likely to vote for this The Most Influential Politicians in American History 158.7k VOTES The most influential politicians in American history, ranked by everyone. Anyone can vote on this list, making these ranking...
#161 of 428 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History 222k VOTES List of the most important leaders in U.S. history. Love 'em or hate 'em, these leaders shaped American history from its fou...
Famous People Named Joe & Joseph 89.1k VIEWS List of famous people named Joe, Joseph, or Joey, along with photos. How many celebrities named Joe can you think of? The fa...
Famous Irish Americans 50k VIEWS This list includes famous Irish Americans of both today and throughout history, hot pics included! (Famous Irish people take...
12 Famous People Who Made History While Being Totally Hammered 52.5k VIEWS There have been a lot of famous drunks throughout history, but who were the biggest drunks in history? The legendary, world-...
Famous People Whose Last Name Is McCarthy 4.4k VIEWS Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name McCarthy. Do you recognize ...
Famous Irish American Politicians 13.4k VIEWS Famous Irish American Politicians of both today and throughout history. This list of notable Americans of Irish descent in...
50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent 3.9k VIEWS This list of famous politicians of Irish descent ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous politicians are of Irish descent...

Joseph McCarthy is also found on...

Famous People From Wisconsin Famous People Who Died of Hepatitis Famous Male Lawyers List of Deaths Through Alcohol Famous Marquette University Law School Alumni