A Who's Who of The Cold War #11

Sen Patrick McCarran (D-NV)


jim smith said...

Remember the arrogant, corrupt Nevada Senator in Godfather 2 that Michael Corleone brings to heel. That character was based on McCarran who used anti-Communism to cover a host of his sins. Whether he was ever actually brought to heel by is "goodfellas" benefactors, I dunno. I think the airport in Vegas or Reno is named after him.

Fred said...

Vegas. And he also sponsored the key piece of immigration legislation which was the law of the land until the late 80s.