Michael Madigan Biography, Age, Height, Education, Wife, Illinois, News, Controversies, Networth
Michael Madigan Biography
Michael Madigan is the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. He is an American politician whose longest-serving leader of any state or federal legislative body in the history of the United States. Michael has held the position since 1983 not only for two years.
He has served the Illinois House since 1971 representing the 22nd District in Southwest Chicago making him the body’s longest-serving member. Michael has been named the fourth most powerful Chicagoan in 2012. He was also named the second in 2013 and 2014 thus earning him the name the Velvet Hammer a.k.a. the Real Governor of Illinois.
Michael Madigan Age
He was born Michael Joseph Madigan on April 19th, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He celebrates his birthday on April 19th of every year. Michael is currently 78 years old as of 2020.
Michael Madigan Height | Weight
Details concerning Michael’s height and weight are currently unavailable to the public. We will update once we get more information.
Michael Madigan Education
Michael received his education from Saint Adrian’s Elementary School also St. Ignatius College Prep. He proceeded to the University of Notre Dame. In 1965 he was a first-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Michael graduated from Loyola in 1967.
Michael Madigan Family | Parents And Siblings
Michael was born to Michael J. Madigan Sr. and Mary Rita Madigan. Michael’s father was a strong Democrat he was the precinct captain in the 13th ward and also worked in the cook county clerk’s office.
Michael Madigan Wife | Married And Children
Michael has married Shirley the two have four children together. Her oldest daughter has served as the Attorney General of Illinois from 2003 to 2019. She is not Michael’s biological father she was born Lisa Murray to Shirey and Criminal attorney Joel Murray. Her parents divorced and her mother married Michael when Lisa was 10 years old. She later changed her name when she was 18 and was officially adopted in her 20’s. Shirley Michael’s wife is the head of the Illinois Arts Council.
Michael Madigan Illinois
Michael is the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. He is the longest-serving leader in his state. Michael has been the speaker of Illinois since 183 with the exception of 1995 -1997 when Republicans took over control of Illinois. He recruited candidates who seemed to appeal to the South suburban Chicago. Since the 1980 United States Census except for the 1990s. Michael has been the chief mapmaker of the legislative districts of the Illinois General Assembly.
Michael Madigan Controversies
Michael once refused to testify in the inquiry over his advocacy for more than 40 applicants to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Governor Pat Quinn appointed a commission led by the retired Judge Abner Mikva. He was to investigate attempts by lawmakers and others to influence admissions of unqualified candidates at the states’largest university.
Michael was once alleged of misconduct in campaign contributions during the 2002 campaign. Michael was accused of using taxpayer dollars for political purposes. His staffers made numerous visits at public expense to contest the Illinois House district before the November 2000 election. Michael’s daughter Lisa Madigan who was running for Attorney General that year called the allegations baseless.
Michael Madigan News
Members of Illinois House three democrats have refused and have ignored the evidence against their House Speaker. Michael is being accused of a bribery charge which he has denied. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker called on Michael to testify before the legislative panel investigating his connections to the Commonwealth Edison bribery scandal.
“I cannot provide information I do not have, and I cannot answer questions about issues of which I have no knowledge or conversations to which I was not a party,” the speaker wrote in a letter made public Friday.
Michael Madigan Age
Michael was born on April 19th, 1942, he celebrates his birthday on April 19th of every year.
Michael Madigan Networth
Details concerning Michael’s salary and net worth is currently unavailable to the public. We will update once we get more information.