Tydings, Millard Evelyn
Tydings, Millard Evelyn(tī`dĭngz), 1890–1961, American politician, b. Havre de Grace, Md. He was admitted (1913) to the bar, soon built a successful law practice, and became (1916) a member of the Maryland legislature. In World War I he saw action in France. He again served (1920–23) in the Maryland legislature before becoming a Democratic member (1923–27) of the U.S. House of Representatives. In the U.S. Senate after 1927, Tydings opposed much New Deal legislation and on several occasions opposed President Franklin Delano RooseveltRoosevelt, Franklin Delano
, 1882–1945, 32d President of the United States (1933–45), b. Hyde Park, N.Y. Early Life
Through both his father, James Roosevelt, and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, he came of old, wealthy families.
..... Click the link for more information. 's foreign policy. In 1950 he headed the Senate subcommittee appointed to investigate Sen. Joseph R. McCarthyMcCarthy, Joseph Raymond,
1908–57, U.S. senator from Wisconsin (1947–57), b. near Appleton, Wis. He practiced law in Wisconsin and became (1940) a circuit judge. He served with the U.S. marines in the Pacific in World War II, achieving the rank of captain.
..... Click the link for more information. 's allegations of Communist infiltration of the Dept. of State. The committee's report cleared the department and denounced McCarthy as a liar. Tydings was defeated for reelection the same year.