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Welch, Joseph Nye

(1890–1960) lawyer; born in Primghar, Iowa. A graduate of Grinnell College (1914) and Harvard Law School (1917), he went into private practice in Boston and established a reputation as an excellent trial lawyer. In 1954, as special counsel for the army, he conducted a televised duel with Senator Joseph McCarthy in congressional hearings called to consider McCarthy's allegations that evidence of an army communications spy ring had been covered up. Welch gained a clear advantage in the exchanges through his old-fashioned moral indignation as well as his legal expertise, and the Senate voted a few months later to censure McCarthy. Welch returned to private practice, emerging briefly to narrate a television series on constitutional history and to play the trial judge in the 1959 movie Anatomy of a Murder.
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Matthew's knowledge across a number of industries aligns with our corporate culture of operational excellence and will be an invaluable resource at ITC," said Joseph Welch, chairman, president and CEO of ITC.
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One can only wish for a 21st-century moral giant to say to these rabid Jews what Joseph Welch, chief counsel for the Army, said to curb the red-baiting Senator McCarthy: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?
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Suddenly on June 9, he named a young lawyer, Fred Fisher, and the US Army Counsel, Joseph Welch gave his famous "Have you no decency left?
army Joseph Welch, who retorted angrily against McCarthy's demagoguery and extremism and said, "Have you no sense of decency, sir?
The stroke of genius though was to not have an actor portray McCarthy but to interweave actual news footage of his rants (quite literally condemning himself in his own words), including the Army-McCarthy hearings where Joseph Welch famously demanded of him, 'have you no decency?
retort fired at witch-hunting senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954 had a very specific context: The red-baiter had named as a Communist sympathizer a young associate of the Army's lead attorney, Joseph Welch, and Welch let him have it.
What an electrifying moment it was when the Army's counsellor, the courtly Boston lawyer Joseph Welch, exasperated at the bullying tactics of Sen.
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