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Albert Dutton MacDade



Session Office Position District Party
1921-1922 9 Republican
1923-1924 9 Republican
1925-1926 9 Republican
1927-1928 9 Republican
 Counties   Delaware


09/23/1871 - 10/04/1954

Albert Dutton MacDade (R9) Chester County 1920-1928

Early Life: 

Albert Dutton MacDade born September 23, 1871, Lower Chichester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph Walker and Amie Hedden MacDade; Chester High School, 1888; Chester Academy; Penn Law School, 1894; admitted,bar, 1894; district attorney, Delaware County, 1905-1912; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1920-1928; elected, Judge, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, 1928-1942; President Judge, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas 1943; Judge, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, 1944-1948; married Mabel Troth, 1899, son, Dutton Troth MacDade; died, October 4, 1954 (age 83) interment, Lawn Croft Cemetery Linwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Pennsylvania National Guard; American, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Freemasons; Union League; Chairman, Legal Advisory Board, Chester County, World War 1, four-minute man.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

District Attorney, Delaware County, 1905-1912.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1920-1928; Chair, Exposition Affairs Committee; member, Appropriations, Corporations Education, Federal Relations, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary Genera, Mines and Mining, Municipal Affairs, Public Ground and Buildings, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water and Railroads Committees.

Continued Government Service:

Elected, Judge, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, 1928-1942,

President Judge, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas 1943.

Judge, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, 1944-1948.


From 1917-1918, United States President Woodrow Wilson authorized, group of volunteers to give a four-minute speech, known as Four Minute Men; they gave over 750,000 speeches, in 5,200 communities, reaching about 400 million listeners. Some of more accomplished orators: Augustus Post, automotive pioneer, founder of American Automobile Association, Charles Chaplin, famous comedian, Douglas Fairbanks, actor, Mary Pickford, actress, Ellwood J. Turner, Pennsylvania State Representative, Delaware County (1925-1948), 119th Speaker, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1939-1941) Albert Dutton MacDade, Pennsylvania State Senator and Judge Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas (Delaware County)

In 1933, Parker Avenue in Collingdale, Pennsylvania, renamed MacDade Boulevard.


Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). (1923-1924). The Pennsylvania Manual, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 989, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 963.