The time line of Joseph McCarthy.

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The Time Line Of Joseph McCarthy 1908 - Born on a farm near Appleton, WI.1930 - Studied engineering and law at Marquette University, Milwaukee.1935 - Admitted to WI bar.1938 - Elected Judge of Wisconsin 10th Circuit Court.1942 - Although exempted because he was a judge, McCarthy volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps. He fought in the South Pacific and flew over 30 combat missions. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross from the Marine Corps. Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, issued the following citation regarding the service of Captain McCarthy: “For meritorious and efficient performance of duty as an observer and rear gunner of a dive bomber attached to a Marine scout bombing squadron operating in the Solomon Islands area from September 1 to December 31, 1943. He participated in a large number of combat missions, and in addition to his regular duties, acted as aerial photographer. He obtained excellent photographs of enemy gun positions, despite intense anti-aircraft fire, thereby gaining valuable information which contributed materially to the success of subsequent strikes in the area. Although suffering from a severe leg injury, he refused to be hospitalized and continued to carry out his duties as Intelligence Officer in a highly efficient manner. His courageous devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service.” 1946 - Elected to the U.S. Senate by an overwhelming majority. He was anti-tax and against price, rent and credit controls. His first major act was, even as a
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new Senator, to lead the fight against continuation of wartime sugar controls.1950, February 9 - McCarthy made an electrifying speech at Wheeling, West VA, that he had a list of Communists in the State Department. By July he was a major political force. John F. Kennedy told Harvard students that "he knew Joe pretty well, and he may have something." In February 1952, John Kennedy called McCarthy a "great American patriot." In 1953 Bobby Kennedy joined McCarthy's staff and McCarthy was godfather to Bobby's first child. Bobby was always loyal to Joe.1951, June 14 - McCarthy gave a brilliant speech ...

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