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William Aloysius BARRETT

(1896-1976)

BARRETT, William Aloysius, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., August 14, 1896; was graduated from Brown Preparatory School in Philadelphia, Pa., and from St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, Pa.; took a law course at South Jersey Law School in Camden, N.J.; engaged in the real-estate business; member of the Board of Mercantile Appraisers, Philadelphia, Pa., for four years; member of the Democratic city committee; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; elected to the Eighty-first Congress; reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his death April 12, 1976, in Philadelphia, Pa., interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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