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Joseph A. McARDLE

(1903-1967)

McARDLE, Joseph A., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., June 29, 1903; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., with his parents in 1905; attended the parochial schools; engaged in the insurance and bonding business; served in the State house of representatives 1936-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on January 5, 1942, to become a member of the city council of Pittsburgh, Pa., in which capacity he served until 1949; turned Republican in 1949; State GOP committeeman from Mt. Washington from early 1950 until 1966; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., December 27, 1967; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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