Red Scare Senator “Joe” McCarthy Letter Signed 15 days before Death Budget
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Red Scare Senator “Joe” McCarthy Letter Signed 15 days before Death Budget

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 Red Scare Senator “Joe” McCarthy Letter Signed 15 days before Death Budget

Post Office Deficiency Appropriation Bill

 Letter Signed: Joe McCarthy (U. S. Senator). April 17, 1957. 10-1/2 x 8 inches. United States Senate, Committee On Government Operations stationary. Signed in ink.

To: Mr. Ralph E. Schroeder, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

 In Part: “… The Senate yesterday passed the Post Office deficiency appropriation bill and it has now been signed by the President. … concern in reducing government spending … Joe McCarthy”

Three unobtrusive horizontal folds, pin holes in each corner, Very Good Condition.

 Historical Note:

Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere. Ultimately, his tactics and inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate.

 The term McCarthyism, coined in 1950 in reference to McCarthy's practices, was soon applied to similar anti-communist activities.


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