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Anthony Cavalcante

Anthony Cavalcante (February 6, 1897 – October 29, 1966) was a United States Representative for Pennsylvania.

Anthony Cavalcante
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byWilliam J. Crow
Succeeded byEdward L. Sittler, Jr.
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1897-02-06)February 6, 1897
Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 29, 1966(1966-10-29) (aged 69)
Political partyDemocratic

Anthony Cavalcante was born in Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania. He served overseas with Company D, One Hundred and Tenth Infantry, Twenty-eighth Division, from May 3, 1918 to May 6, 1919, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a student at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1920 and 1921 and Penn State College in 1921.

He graduated from the law school of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1924. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1935 to 1943. He worked as 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.

Cavalcante was elected as a Democrat to the 81st Congress in 1948, defeating incumbent Republican Congressman William J. Crow. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950, defeated by Republican Edward L. Sittler. After his time in Congress he was engaged in the practice of law, and died in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, aged 69.


  • United States Congress. "Anthony Cavalcante (id: C000259)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-15
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William J. Crow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward L. Sittler, Jr.