Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

McCarthy, Josephlocked

(14 November 1908–02 May 1957)
  • David Oshinsky

Extract

McCarthy, Joseph (14 November 1908–02 May 1957), U.S. senator, was born Joseph Raymond McCarthy on a dairy farm near Appleton, Wisconsin, the son of Timothy McCarthy and Bridget Tierney, farmers. At age sixteen McCarthy quit school to begin a poultry business on rented land. When a bitter winter killed most of his flock, he returned to high school in the fall of 1929 and crammed four years of work into two semesters. In 1930 he enrolled in Marquette University, a Jesuit institution in Milwaukee....

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription