Representative Joseph Michael MCDADE

YEARS 1931- 2017
OFFICE Representative
STATE Pennsylvania
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 88th (1963-1965), 89th (1965-1967), 90th (1967-1969), 91st (1969-1971), 92nd (1971-1973), 93rd (1973-1975), 94th (1975-1977), 95th (1977-1979), 96th (1979-1981), 97th (1981-1983), 98th (1983-1985), 99th (1985-1987), 100th (1987-1989), 101st (1989-1991), 102nd (1991-1993), 103rd (1993-1995), 104th (1995-1997), 105th (1997-1999)

Representative Joseph Michael MCDADE Biography

McDADE, Joseph Michael, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., September 29, 1931; attended St. Paul’s School and Scranton Preparatory School; graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1953; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1956; served clerkship in office of Chief Federal Judge John W. Murphy, Middle District of Pennsylvania; engaged in the general practice of law in 1957; city solicitor of the city of Scranton in 1962; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate for reelection in 1998 to the One Hundred Sixth Congress; died on September 24, 2017, in Fairfax, Va. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library Scranton, PA Papers: 1963-1998, 400 cubic feet. These papers consist of legislation, correspondence, case and project files, newsletters, memorabilia, campaign materials, subject files, audio-visual materials, and other items. The collection is currently unprocessed. Due to privacy issues, portions of the collection will not be opened to the public for a number of years. Other materials will become available for research as soon as the collection is processed. University of Virginia Special Collections Department, Alderman Memorial Library Charlottesville, VA Papers: In the Hugh Scott Papers, 1925-1983, approximately 146,200 items. Other authors include Joseph Michael McDade.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Joseph M. McDade, Republican Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Joseph Michael MCDADE Committee Assignments

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