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Nixon as Congressional Candidate

Nixon as Congressional Candidate
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Title: Nixon as Congressional Candidate
Description: 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.

Image ID: 48225
1946 ca.
City, State: California
de Antonio, Emile : Papers, 1868-1989
Genre: Photograph
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Subjects: Men
Portrait photography

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