The Early Years

McCarthy Boys
Joseph McCarthy (right) with his brothers William (left) and Howard (center) on the family farm in the Town of Grand Chute, Wisconsin. (Date unknown.)
Formal Portrait
Judge McCarthy in June, 1942, shortly before he took a leave of absence from his judicial post and joined the U. S. Marine Corps as a First Lieutenant.
Captain Joseph McCarthy
Shown in 1942, Captain Joseph McCarthy, U. S. Marine Corps, served as an intelligence officer in a dive-bombing squadron in the South Pacific during World War II.
Courthouse Office
Judge McCarthy in his office at the Outagamie County Courthouse, May 18, 1946.
Campaign Postcard
These photos were sent together as a postcard to voters during McCarthy's successful 1946 campaign for the Republican nomination to the U. S. Senate. The photos show (top) McCarthy as a Marine during World War II, (center) as a Circuit Court Judge, and (bottom) as a Marine intelligence officer. The back of the postcard carried the slogan "McCarthy for Senator."
Campaign Poster
Judge McCarthy stands beside one of his campaign posters after he defeated Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jr. for the Republican senate nomination in 1946.
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