Senator Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn
Joseph (Joe) McCarthy is seen here with his chief counsel, Roy Cohn, whom he hired on the advice of J. Edgar Hoover.
Image ID: 8004
Creation Date: 1953-01 after
Creator Name: Unknown
State: District of Columbia
Collection Name: Joseph McCarthy photographs and ephemera, circa 1947-1957
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: PH 6022.1
Original Dimensions: 6 x 8 inches
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.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
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