Albert Dutton MacDade

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Albert Dutton MacDade
District Attorney, Delaware County
In office
1906–1912
Pennsylvania Senate, 9th Senatorial District
In office
1921–1929
Preceded byRichard J. Baldwin
Succeeded byJohn J. McClure
Judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Delaware County
In office
1942–1948
Personal details
BornSeptember 23, 1871[1]
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 4, 1954
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mabel Troth
Alma materPenn Law School

Albert Dutton MacDade (September 23, 1871 - October 4, 1954) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as district attorney for Delaware County from 1906-1912, as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 9th Senatorial District from 1921 to 1929 and as Judge in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Delaware County from 1942 to 1948.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

MacDade was born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania to Joseph Walker and Amie (Hedden) MacDade. He graduated from Chester High School in 1888 and the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1894.[2]

Career[edit]

In 1894, MacDade was accepted to the Delaware County bar. He served as the district attorney of Delaware county from 1906 to 1912 and as a Pennsylvania State Senator from 1920 to 1928.[3]

MacDade was elected judge of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas from 1942 to 1948 and served as president judge in 1943[2]

He is interred at the Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, Pennsylvania.[4]

Albert Dutton MacDade grave in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood Pennsylvania

Personal life[edit]

MacDade married Mabel Troth in 1899 and together they had two children.

MacDade was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chester, Pennsylvania.

MacDade was a member of the American and State Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania National Guard for three years and was a "four-minute man" and chairman of the legal advisory board of Chester, Pennsylvania during World War I. He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, the Loyal Order of Moose and was a thirty-second degree Mason.[5]

Legacy[edit]

In 1933, Parker Avenue in Collingdale, Pennsylvania was renamed MacDade Boulevard in honor of MacDade.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donahue, John T. (1925). Who's Who in Delaware County (PDF). Press of Chester Times. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Albert Dutton MacDade". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Ma to Macdevitt". www.politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Burial Records". www.lawncroftcemetery.com. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ Eastman, Frank Marshall (1922). Courts and Lawyers of Pennsylvania: A History, 1693-1923, Volume 4. New York: The American Historical Society, Inc. p. 358. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ MacGuire, Elizabeth (2012). Collingdale Borough. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-7385-9767-6. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Richard J. Baldwin
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
1921-1929
Succeeded by
John J. McClure