Eugene McCarthy (1916–2005)

United States Congressman, Senator

A native Minnesotan, McCarthy was educated and taught economics and education at St. John's University in Collegeville. (He had lived as a monk in the Benedictine monastery there for a year.) He was elected Representative to US Congress in 1949 and Senator in 1959. His campaign against President Lyndon Johnson in the Democratic primary of 1968 energized Vietnam war opponents and contributed to Johnson's withdrawal from the race.

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E. McCarthy, Parting Shots From My Brittle Bow: Reflections On American Politics And Life 

D. Sandbrook, Eugene McCarthy and the Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism


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