Joseph M. McDade

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Birthday
29, 1931
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 24, 2017 (85)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
29, 1931
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 24, 2017 (85)

About

Republican politician and tenth-district Pennsylvania delegate to the United States House of Representatives. He was a member of Congress for over three decades (from 1963 until 1999), and he served on the House Appropriations Committee.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in the early 1950s, he went on to receive his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Following his early 1990s acquittal for past accusations of bribery, he became the architect of the McDade Amendment, a measure that successfully held government attorneys accountable to state laws.

Family Life

A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, he attended both Scranton Preparatory School and St. Paul's Catholic School. His father, John B. McDade, headed the Heidelberg Coal Company.

Associated With

In 1964, the year that Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson became President of the United States, McDade nearly lost his congressional seat; however, for the remainder of his career in the House of Representatives, he faced little significant opposition.

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