MADDEN, Martin Barnaby

MADDEN, Martin Barnaby
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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MADDEN, Martin Barnaby, a Representative from Illinois; born in Wolviston, England, March 21, 1855; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Chicago, Ill., in 1860; attended the public schools in Chicago and was graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College in 1873; was also graduated from an engineering trade school; president of the Quarry Owners' Association of the United States 1885-1889; vice president and director of the Builders and Traders' Exchange of Chicago in 1886 and 1887; member of the Chicago City Council 1889-1897; served as presiding officer of that body 1891-1893 and chairman of the finance committee for seven years; chairman of the Republican committee of Chicago 1890-1896; president of the Western Stone Co. 1895-1915; director of the Metropolitan Trust & Savings Bank of Chicago 1895-1910; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896, 1900, 1912, 1916 and 1924; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1905, until his death; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-eighth through Seventieth Congresses); had been nominated for reelection to the Seventy-first Congress; died in the room of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1928; interment in Fairview Cemetery, near Hinsdale, Du Page County, Ill.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1 official letter (May 12, 1924) in the Bancroft collection. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Brent, Edgar Weston. Martin B. Madden, public servant; a sketch by Edgar Weston Brent. Chicago: N.p., 1901.

Bullard, Thomas Robert. "From Businessman to Congressman: The Careers of Martin B. Madden." Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, 1973.

United States. 70th Congress, 2d session, 1928-1929. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in enlogy of Martin B. Madden, late a Representative from Illinois. Seventieth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1929.

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