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Eugene Joseph McCarthy

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Eugene Joseph "Gene" McCarthy (March 29, 1916 – December 10, 2005) was an American politician, poet, and a long-time member of the United States Congress from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1971.

In the 1968 presidential election, McCarthy was the first candidate to challenge incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson for ... more »

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  • The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working i...
    Eugene J. McCarthy (b. 1916), U.S. senator. Chicago Tribune (September 10, 1978).
  • ''The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.''
    Eugene J. McCarthy (b. 1916), U.S. politician. Time (New York, Feb. 12, 1979).
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