BARRETT, William Aloysius, (1896 - 1976)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

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. Joseph’s 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.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: William A. Barrett, Democratic Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.