Michael Madigan

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Birthday
19, 1942
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
19, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Affiliated with the Democratic Party, he served as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives during the 1980s, most of the 1990s, and early 2000s. He represented Illinois' heavily Hispanic twenty-second district.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Loyola University- Chicago School of Law, he established the Chicago law firm Madigan and Getzendanner.

Trivia

He had an antagonistic relationship with former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and was a leader of the Blagojevich impeachment proceedings.

Family Life

He married divorcee Shirley Murray in 1976. His stepdaughter, Lisa (who took his last name), grew up to be a Democratic politician who served as Illinois Attorney General.

Associated With

He and former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne both had successful political careers as Illinois Democrats.

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