Albert Dutton MacDade memoirs

Albert Dutton MacDade was born and raised in Delaware County, where he was admitted to the bar in 1894, served as district attorney, 1905-1912, served in the Pennsylvania State Senate, 1920-1928, then was elected judge of Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, 1928-1948, and became president judge i...

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Main Author: MacDade, Albert Dutton 1871-1954 (Creator)
Collection:Albert Dutton MacDade Memoirs
Collection Number:1727
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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520 |a Albert Dutton MacDade was born and raised in Delaware County, where he was admitted to the bar in 1894, served as district attorney, 1905-1912, served in the Pennsylvania State Senate, 1920-1928, then was elected judge of Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, 1928-1948, and became president judge in 1943. His reminiscences deal at length with his legal career; political intrigues of judicial election; cases in which he was involved; and are filled with his outspoken views on a multitude of subjects including: the legal system, judicial behavior, juvenile delinquency, divorce, and prejudice against men over forty. Many judges of the Pennsylvania courts are frequent targets of his praise and criticism. Governor William C. Sproul was a childhood and close personal friend of MacDade and figures prominently in the memoirs. There is also an account of a trip to Europe in 1950. The memoirs are composed of a 1,200-page typescript narrative, copies of letters and articles for newspapers and speeches. There are also clippings of MacDade's newspaper contributions. 
541 1 |a Gift of Albert Dutton MacDade.; 1954 acquired 
650 7 |a Judicial System--Delaware County--20th century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Pennsylvania--Governors--20th century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Politics and Government--Pennsylvania--Early 20th Century  |2 Local sources 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Albert Dutton MacDade Memoirs  |l 1727