Member Biography

Albert Dutton MacDade 

Sessions 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

Judge Albert Dutton MacDade (R9) Delaware County 1921-1928 

Early Life: 

Judge 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; University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1894; admitted, bar, 1894; district attorney, Delaware County, 1905-1912; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1921-1928; 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, 9th district, Delaware County, 1921-1928; Chairman, Exposition Affairs Committee; committee assignments, 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, Railroads. 

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.


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

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

Albert Dutton MacDade (1871-1954) - Find a Grave Memorial