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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President of the United States and the only chief executive to be elected to more than two terms in office. Roosevelt held the presidency from 1934-19...

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) became the 33rd President of the United States upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in April 1945. Truman, who had only a high-school education and had been in office...

Martin Dies

Martin Dies (1900-1972) was a Texas Democrat who served ten terms in the United States House of Representatives between 1930 and 1958.From 1937 to 1944, Dies headed the House Un-American Activities...

Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957) was a United States Senator from Wisconsin whose aggressive anticommunist pursuits after 1950 made him the namesake for "McCarthyism."In 1950, McCarthy created a nationa...

Henry A. Wallace

Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965) was an Iowa farmer and longtime progressive politician who served as Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, and Vice President under Franklin D. Roosevelt.In...

George C. Marshall

George C. Marshall (1880-1959) was a powerful American military leader during World War II and the early Cold War. He served as Army Chief of Staff—the American military's highest-ranking off...

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), a Republican, was the popular 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. Prior to his presidency, Eisenhower was a lifelong military...

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) was a Hollywood actor turned politician, who served as governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A Rooseve...

Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan (1909-2003) was a Hollywood movie director, winner of Academy Awards for Best Director for Gentlemen's Agreement (1947) and On The Waterfront (1954).In the 1930s, Kazan was briefly a mem...

Dalton Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976) was a screenwriter and novelist, the writer of dozens of Hollywood screenplays, including Spartacus, Exodus, and Roman Holiday.Trumbo, a member of the Communist Party USA...

Julius Rosenberg

Julius Rosenberg (1918-1953) was a member of the Communist Party USA, executed in 1953 after being convicted under the Espionage Act for participating in a Soviet spy ring. Rosenberg's wife Ethel w...

Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg (1915-1953) was a member of the Communist Party USA, executed in 1953 after being convicted under the Espionage Act for participating in a Soviet spy ring. Rosenberg's husband Juliu...

Alger Hiss

Alger Hiss (1904-1996) was a high-ranking official in the State Department of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hiss participated in the critical Yalta Conference at the end of World War II and also played an...

Klaus Fuchs

Klaus Fuchs (1911-1988) was a German-born atomic physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, helping to develop the atomic bomb during World War II. He was also a Communist and a Soviet agent.Du...
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