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Senator Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn

Senator Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn
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Title: Senator Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn
Description: 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
January 1953 after
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957
Genre: Photograph
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: Lawyers
Indoor photography
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Suits (Clothing)

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