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BARRETT, William Aloysius, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa.,
August 14, 1896; was graduated from Brown Preparatory School in Philadelphia,
Pa., and from St. Josephs College, Philadelphia, Pa.; took a law course at
South Jersey Law School in Camden, N.J.; engaged in the real-estate business;
member of the Board of Mercantile Appraisers, Philadelphia, Pa., for four
years; member of the Democratic city committee; elected as a Democrat to the
Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful
candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; elected to the
Eighty-first Congress; reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and
served from January 3, 1949, until his death April 12, 1976, in Philadelphia,
Pa., interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: William A. Barrett, Democratic
Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman