Matthew Alton Cartwright, or Matt Cartwright, is an American lawyer, politician, and US congressman.
Matt Cartwright is especially known for being the lawyer serving as the co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
In this post, I will share Matthew Alton Cartwright’s biography, age, career, wife, children, parents, net worth, and some other interesting things you probably didn’t know about him. Before we continue, let’s take a quick look at his profile.
|Matthew Alton Cartwright
|62 years old
|Date of Birth
|1 May 1961
|Alton S. Cartwright
|Adelaide (Igoe) Cartwright
|Marion K. Munley
|Jack Cartwright and Matthew Cartwright
|est. $4 million
Matt Cartwright Biography
Matt Cartwright was born on May 1, 1961, in the United States of America. He grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his parents, Adelaide (Igoe) Cartwright and Alton S. Cartwright.
Matt Cartwright is currently 62 years old. He celebrates his birthday on 1 May.
Matt Cartwright graduated from Upper Canada College in Toronto in 1979. He also attended Hamilton College in 1979, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1983.
Matt attended The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1981 and graduated in 1982.
He studied Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and graduated in 1986. Also, he served as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review editor for two years. The same year, he earned his Juris Doctor degree, the highest law degree in the United States.
Matt Cartwright is married to Marion K. Munley. They married in Archbald, Pennsylvania, on August 10, 1985, and their union was blessed with two sons, Jack Cartwright and Matthew Cartwright.
Matt and Marion live in Moosic, Pennsylvania, with their family. They met at the London School of Economics, and after graduating, they joined Marion’s family’s law firm in Scranton. The rest is history.
Matt Cartwright Career
While studying at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Matt was appointed editor of the University’s Law Review, a position he occupied for two years. Thus, he started a career in the legal sector before he even noticed it.
Matt Cartwright began his career as a lawyer in 1988 at Munley, Munley & Cartwright Law firm as a partner and attorney. He worked there for 25 years and left in 2012. He also worked as an associate attorney in the litigation department in Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP for two years, from September 1986 to June 1988.
Matt Cartwright worked as an On-Air Legal Analyst for WYOU-TV and WBRE-TV from March 2005 to August 2011, 6 years. He was also a member of the Board of Governors at the American Association for Justice from July 2009 to July 2012.
In 2012, Matt Cartwright won the election of Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District against Tim Holden. He has been the United States Representative from Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district since 2013. Matt Cartwright’s political party is Democratic.
He is quite interactive on social media. He joined Twitter in August 2012 and has more than 17.1k followers on his verified Twitter account @RepCartwright. His verified Instagram @repmattcartwright account has more than 1700 followers.
Apart from working in Munley & Cartwright Law firm, Matthew Alton Cartwright has worked in many other law firms. For WYOU-TV and WBRE-TV as an On-Air Legal Analyst—for six years, between March 2005 and August 2011. For Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP as an associate attorney in the litigation department—for two years, between September 1986 and June 1988.
As a certified lawyer, Matthew Alton Cartwright is the co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee—a legal and political position he occupied on the 3rd of January 2019. Between July 2009 and July 2012, he was a member of the Board of Governors at the American Association for Justice.
As a US congressman, Matt Cartwright represents Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Before this political position, Matt won against Tim Holden in the election of Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District conducted in 2012.
Matt Cartwright Parents
Alton S. Cartwright is the name of Matt’s father whilst Adelaide (Igoe) Cartwright is his mother’s.
Matt Cartwright Wife
Marion K. Munley is the name of Matt’s wife. Matt and Marion met each other for the first time in the London School of Economics, and they tied their wedding knot on the 10th of August 1985 in Archbald, Pennsylvania.
The love duo has two children, having been married for as long as three and a half decades. Jack Cartwright and Matthew Cartwright are the names of their children.
Matt Cartwright Residential Home
Matthew Alton Cartwright resides in Moosic, Pennsylvania, with his family of three—his lovely wife Marion and his two children(sons) Jack Cartwright and Matthew Cartwright.
Matt Cartwright’s Net worth
With a whopping salary of $174,000, Matt Cartwright has an estimated net worth of $3.31 million. He earns his net worth from him as a certified US lawyer and politician.
As of 2018, his net worth was $3.31m, according to opensecrets.org. He saw a 65% decrease in his net worth of $2.8m from 2011 to 2012, but it steadily rose to more than $6 million in 2017, a 140% increase.
Matt Cartwright’s salary is $174k, according to Ballotpedia. In 2012, he was the 199th richest US representative.