Member Biography

Cadwallader Matson Barr 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1919-1920       40 Republican
1921-1922       40 Republican
1923-1924       40 Republican
1925-1926       40 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


03/12/1876 - 11/28/1960

Cadwallader Matson Barr (R40) Allegheny (Part) County 1919-1926  

Early Life:

Cadwallader Matson Barr, born March 12, 1876, Parkers Landing, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania; son of Winfield S. and Hannah R. Emery Barr; public school education; Washington and Jefferson College; teacher, public high schools of Pennsylvania; engaged, investment banking business, Pittsburgh, 1903; married, Edith Virginia Kennedy, 1905, son, Phillip Crawford Barr; Aspinwall City Council; Aspinwall school board; captain, United States Army, Construction Division, Quartermaster Corps, World War I, 1918; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1919-1926; Allegheny County Commission, 1931-1936; retired, public life; self-employed, president, investment banking business, 1903-1960; married, Anna Mikiesel Lunk Barr, 1937, daughter, Dorothy Barr; died, November 28, 1960 (aged 84), interment, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 40th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1919-1926; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Education (Chairman), Exposition Affairs, Finance, Insurance, Judiciary General, Law and Order, Military Affairs, Public Grounds and Buildings, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Roads and Highways, Railroads.


Introduced, first resolution, State Senatorial academic scholarship, 1925.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 984, 988, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 961.

Pittsburgh Sun-Telegram (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) November 4, 1931. 

Bio: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Pittsburgh Sun Telegram, (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) October 24-Nov. 6, 1931. 

Obituary Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), November 29, 1960.  

Obituary Sun Telegram (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), November 29, 1960. 

Cadwallader M Barr (1876-1960) - Find a Grave Memorial