Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the Persecution of John S. Service
By Lynne Joiner
In June 1950, John Service faced simultaneous loyalty investigations by the State Department and the Senate. He was cleared of the charges, but in December 1951 Service was fired on orders of President Truman’s Loyalty Review Board. By unanimous vote in 1957, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered John Service reinstated, but his career as a diplomat never got back on track again.
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