Member Biography

Anthony Cavalcante Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1935-1936       32 Democrat
1937-1938       32 Democrat
1939-1940       32 Democrat
1941-1942       32 Democrat

COUNTIES: Fayette  


02/06/1897 - 10/29/1966

Anthony Cavalcante, Sr. (D32) Fayette County 1935-1942

Early Life:

Anthony Cavalcante, Sr., born February 6, 1897, Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; son of Amato Michele Cavalcante and Antonia Teta Cavalcante; public school education; Company D, One Hundred and Tenth Infantry, Twenty-eighth Division, United States Army, World War I, 1918-1919; Purple Heart Medal; Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University), 1921; Dickinson College, Law School Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1924; admitted to the bar, commenced the practice of law, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1924; married, Emma Salome Diehl Cavalcante, 1923, children, Anthony Cavalcante Jr., William Michael Cavalcante; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1935-1942; chief counsel, United Mine Workers of America, District Four of German Township School District, German Township Road Supervisors, South Union Township Road Supervisors; elected, Democrat, Eighty-first Congress, 1949-1951; unsuccessful reelection, 1950; engaged in the practice of law; died, October 29, 1966, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; interment, Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Oliver, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd District, Fayette County, 1935-1942

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Democrat, United States House of Representatives, Eighty-first Congress, 1949-1951; Republican Congressman William J. Crow; unsuccessful reelection, Republican Edward L. Sittler, 1950. 


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Anthony Cavalcante Sr. (1897-1966) - Find a Grave Memorial


Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Anthony Cavalcante Sr. went on to serve in congress