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Senator Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn

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DESCRIPTION

Joseph (Joe) McCarthy is seen here with his chief counsel, Roy Cohn, whom he hired on the advice of J. Edgar Hoover.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 8004

Creation Date: 1953-01 after

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Washington

County: 

State: District of Columbia

Collection Name: McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 6022.1

Original Dimensions: 6 x 8 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Thanks to the Republican victory in 1952, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy became chair of the Senate Permanent Investigating Subcommittee in 1953. In the next 18 months he made what had been a relatively minor body in a powerful weapon to identify and weed out Communists in the federal government. The youthful Roy Cohn had already made a reputation based on his involvement in the prosecution of the Rosenbergs.

SUBJECTS

Clothing and dress

Communism

Indoor photography

Lawyers

Legislators

Men

Neckties

Persons

Political science

Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Suits (Clothing)

Work

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