Joseph Brown Matthews, Sr. (June 28, 1894 – July 16, 1966), better known as J. B. Matthews, was a former Methodist churchman who charged in 1953 that U.S. Protestant ministers "are the largest single group supporting" Communism in the United States. He was chief investigator for Martin Dies House Committee on Un-American Activities. He died on July 16, 1966 in New York City.
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- ^ a b "The Matthews Story". Time (magazine). August 10, 1953. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,818667,00.html. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
- ^ "J.B. Matthews, Leftist Turned Conservative, Dies. Served Briefly on McCarthy Investigating Panel Charged Protestant Clergy Supported U.S. Communists.". New York Times. July 17, 1966. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F7071FF83E55117B93C5A8178CD85F428685F9. Retrieved 2008-03-17. "J.B. Matthews, a former Methodist minister who embraced leftist ideologies in the nineteen-thirties and later served briefly on the late Senator Joseph R. McCarthy's investigative subcommittee, died of Parkinson's disease yesterday in the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He was 72 years old and lived at 1 West 81st Street."