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Nixon as Congressional Candidate

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Richard M. Nixon, probably as a congressional candidate in 1946 when he first demonstrated his ability to use Communism as a way to electoral victory, in this case tying incumber Jerry Voorhis to the left-wing CIO. As a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee, it was Nixon who was convinced that Alger Hiss was lying. Association with this highly sensational case, which first exposed the public to the apparent conspiratorial threat of Communism, vault Nixon to his vice-presidential nomination in 1952 and ultimately to the Presidency in 1968. As a senator, Joseph R. McCarthy was not part of the House investigations, but he certainly observed the power of Communist espionage to engage public interest.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 48225

Creation Date: 1946 ca.

Creator Name: Unknown

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State: California

Collection Name: De Antonio, Emile : Emile de Antonio papers, 1868-1989 (bulk 1950s-1980s)

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: WCFTR Lot A123

Original Dimensions: 6.75 x 9.25 inches

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SUBJECTS

Men

Persons

Political science

Politicians

Portrait photography

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