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Frederick G. Fisher Jr.

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On June 9, 1954, day 30 ...
freenortherner.com, 24 Oct 2014 [cached]
On June 9, 1954, day 30 of the hearings, Welch challenged Cohn to give McCarthy's list of 130 subversives in defense plants to the office of the FBI and the Department of Defense "before the sun goes down".[24] In response to Welch's challenge, McCarthy suggested that Welch should check on Fred Fisher, a young lawyer in Welch's own Boston law firm whom Welch planned to have on his staff for the hearings.
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McCarthy then mentioned that Fisher had once belonged to the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a group which Attorney General Brownell had called "the legal bulwark of the Communist Party".
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Welch then reprimanded McCarthy for his needless attack on Fisher, saying that "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness.
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McCarthy, accusing Welch of filibustering the hearing and baiting Cohn, dismissed Welch's dissertation and casually resumed his attack on Fisher, at which point Welch angrily cut him short:
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Fisher was relatively unscathed by the incident and went on to become a partner in Boston's prestigious Hale & Dorr law firm and organized its commercial law department. He also served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and as chairman of many committees of the American and Boston bar associations. He was a former trustee of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and chairman of the Franklin N. Flaschner Foundation in Waban, Mass., while Welch's maneuvering helped to ruin McCarthy's life and career.
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Also interesting: Fisher was a part of the Signal Corps in WW2 and the whole hearing was about McCarthy investigating the Signal Corps.
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Posted in History, Reaction and tagged Communism, Fred Fisher, Joe McCarthy, National Lawyer's Guild, NeoReaction, Reaction History on
AIM Report: Looney Clooney Smears Senator McCarthy - January A - Accuracy In Media
www.americandaily.com, 19 Jan 2006 [cached]
The movie focuses on the scene showing Welch sobbing and urging that McCarthy not "assassinate this lad [Fisher] further."
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What Clooney's movie leaves out is that Welch himself had outed Fisher six weeks earlier.
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"In the New York Times there was a big picture of Fred Fisher [with Welch saying] he had relieved him of the [Army/McCarthy] investigations because he [admitted] he had been a member of the National Lawyers Guild when Welch confronted him."
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Fred Fisher became a partner in a prestigious Boston law firm and president of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
On the day McCarthy died-May 2, 1957- radio commentator Fulton Lewis, Jr. declared he had "never seen such a shocking exhibition of distorted reporting and reportorial untruth as I witnessed throughout the coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings."
Conference on Consumer Finance Law > Fisher Program
www.ccflonline.org, 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
Frederick Fisher
Frederick Fisher gained international fame as a young associate at Hale & Dorr L.L.P in Boston when his name was unjustly besmirched by Senator Joe McCarthy in the first nationally televised hearings by a congressional committee.
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It was this attack that triggered the famous "Have you no shame, sir" speech in defense of Fred by Hale and Dorr partner, Joe Welch, who was representing the United States Army in the hearings.
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Fisher spent his entire professional career at Hale & Dorr where one of early mentors was his senior partner, Reginald Heber Smith, the father of Legal Aid.
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Fred was a member and officer of the Governing Committee of the Conference for many years and was Chairman of the Conference at the time of his sudden death in the late 1980s. His warm and colorful personality made him much loved by the members of the Governing Committee.
The sound bite that chewed up the McCarthy era :: The Daily Herald, Provo Utah
www.harktheherald.com, 17 June 2004 [cached]
The afternoon of June 9 brought the emotional climax of the hearings, the famous exchange between Welch and McCarthy over the alleged subversive background of Fred Fisher, a young lawyer at Hale and Dorr, Welch's Boston firm.
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Ignoring a pre-hearing agreement not to broach the matter, McCarthy suggested that Fisher harbored communist sympathies because of his past membership in an alleged communist front group, the National Lawyers Guild.
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When McCarthy kept after Fisher, Welch struggled to control his simmering fury.
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Indeed, a lawyer as crafty as Welch might have anticipated McCarthy's misstep in attacking Fisher, prepared a lethal reply and then waited to spring the trap.
On June 9, 1954, day 30 ...
freenortherner.com [cached]
On June 9, 1954, day 30 of the hearings, Welch challenged Cohn to give McCarthy's list of 130 subversives in defense plants to the office of the FBI and the Department of Defense "before the sun goes down".[24] In response to Welch's challenge, McCarthy suggested that Welch should check on Fred Fisher, a young lawyer in Welch's own Boston law firm whom Welch planned to have on his staff for the hearings.
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McCarthy then mentioned that Fisher had once belonged to the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a group which Attorney General Brownell had called "the legal bulwark of the Communist Party".
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Welch then reprimanded McCarthy for his needless attack on Fisher, saying that "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness.
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McCarthy, accusing Welch of filibustering the hearing and baiting Cohn, dismissed Welch's dissertation and casually resumed his attack on Fisher, at which point Welch angrily cut him short:
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Fisher was relatively unscathed by the incident and went on to become a partner in Boston's prestigious Hale & Dorr law firm and organized its commercial law department. He also served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and as chairman of many committees of the American and Boston bar associations. He was a former trustee of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and chairman of the Franklin N. Flaschner Foundation in Waban, Mass., while Welch's maneuvering helped to ruin McCarthy's life and career.
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Also interesting: Fisher was a part of the Signal Corps in WW2 and the whole hearing was about McCarthy investigating the Signal Corps.
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Posted in History, Reaction and tagged Communism, Fred Fisher, Joe McCarthy, National Lawyer's Guild, NeoReaction, Reaction History on
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