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.
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.
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.
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.
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.