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Michael Madigan

Personal data
Date of birthApril 19, 1942(age 75)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseShirley Madigan
ProfessionAttorney
67th & 69th Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives
Assumed officeJanuary 8, 1997
GovernorJim Edgar
George Ryan
Rod Blagojevich
Pat Quinn
Preceded byLee A. Daniels
In officeJanuary 12, 1983 - January 11, 1995
GovernorJames R. Thompson
Jim Edgar
Succeeded byLee A. Daniels
Preceded byArthur L. Telcser
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 22nd district
Assumed officeJanuary 13, 1971

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Michael J. Madigan (born April 19, 1942) is the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois. A Democrat, he has held the position of Speaker of the House for all but two years since 1983-those two years being a brief interregnum of Republican majority.

He has been a member of the Illinois House since 1971, and currently represents the 22nd district.


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