CAVALCANTE, Anthony, (1897 - 1966)


CAVALCANTE, Anthony, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., February 6, 1897; attended public schools; served overseas with Company D, One Hundred and Tenth Infantry, Twenty-eighth Division, from May 3, 1918, to May 6, 1919; awarded the Purple Heart Medal; student at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., in 1920 and 1921 and Pennsylvania State College in 1921; graduated from the law school of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1924; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Uniontown, Pa.; member of the State senate 1935-1943; chief counsel for United Mine Workers of America, District Four of German Township School District, German Township Road Supervisors, and South Union Township Road Supervisors; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful for reelection in 1950; engaged in the practice of law; died in Uniontown, Pa., October 29, 1966; interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.