Former Representative Louis T. McFadden of Pennsylvania, whose attacks on the Jews were instrumental in securing his defeat in 1934, died last night of coronary thrombosis in the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled. He was 60 years old.
In January, 1935, he announced his candidacy for president with the backing of an organization called “the Independent Republican National Christian-Gentile Committee” on a platform, “keep the Jew out of control of the Republican Party!”
Before his defeat in the 1935 elections, Mr. McFadden had been a representative for twenty years. His anti-Semitic speeches in the House, printed in the Congressional Record, were franked through the mails.
Strong Jewish protests were aroused when Mr. McFadden, following a bolt from the Republican ranks when he demanded impeachment of President Hoover, was restored in the party’s good graces. The Philadelphia Council of the American Jewish Congress was active in the fight.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.