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
To: Mr. Ralph E. Schroeder, 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.
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