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Eugene Joseph McCarthy

politician , writer

Eugene Joseph McCarthy, American writer, former senator. Achievements include candidate for presidential nomination of Democratic Party, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1988, 1992.

Background

McCARTHY, Eugene was born on March 29, 1916 in Watkins, Minnesota, United States. Son of late Michael J. McCarthy and Anna Baden McCarthy.

Education

AB, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1935. AM, University of Minnesota, 1939.

Career

Teacher public schools, 1935-1940, 45. Professor economic education St. John's University, 1940-1942. Civilian technical work with Military Intelligence Division, United States Department War, 1944.

Instructor sociology and economics St. Thomas College, St. Paul, 1946-1948. Member 81st-85th Congresses from 4th Minnesota district, 1949-1959, member ways and means committee. United States senator from Minnesota, 1959-1970.

Member senate finance, foreign relations and government operations committees. Adlai Stevenson professor political science New School for Social Research, 1973-1974. Syndicated columnist, from 1977.

Director Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

Achievements

  • Achievements include candidate for presidential nomination of Democratic Party, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1988, 1992.

Works

Membership

United States House of Representatives (Fourth Minn, district) 1949-1958.

Connections

Married Abigail Quigley, June 1945 (separated). Children– Ellen Anne, Mary Abigail, Michael Benet, Margaret Alice.

father:
Michael John McCarthy

mother:
Anna (Baden) McCarthy

spouse:
Abigail Quigley

child:
Ellen Anne McCarthy

child:
Mary Abigail McCarthy

child:
Michael Benet McCarthy

child:
Margaret Alice McCarthy