|Nevada Government & Politics|
|World War II & Post-War|
McCarran practiced law in
Nevada, and was elected Nye County District Attorney in 1906. He
served on the Nevada Supreme Court from 1913 until 1919. In 1932
he was elected a United States Senator and remained a Senator until his
death in 1954. He was a strong anti-communist during the "Cold War"
between the United States and the Soviet Union. McCarran became a
powerful political figure and was responsible for several national security
and immigration laws. The Senator also sponsored important legislation
encouraging and regulating commercial air travel, and McCarran International
Airport in Las Vegas is named for him.
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