Martin B. Madden
Born in Wolviston, County Durham, England, Madden immigrated to the United States with his parents, who were born in Ireland, and settled near Chicago, Illinois in 1869. He attended public school in Chicago and graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College in 1873. He also graduated from an engineering trade school. He served as president of the Quarry Owners' Association of the United States 1885-1889. He served as vice president and director of the Builders and Traders' Exchange of Chicago in 1886 and 1887. He served as member of the Chicago City Council 1889-1897. He served as presiding officer of that body 1891-1893 and chairman of the finance committee for seven years. He served as chairman of the Republican committee of Chicago 1890-1896. He served as president of the Western Stone Co. 1895-1915. He served as director of the Metropolitan Trust & Savings Bank of Chicago 1895-1910. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896, 1900, 1912, 1916 and 1924. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress.
Madden was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1905 until his death. He served as chairman of the Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-eighth through Seventieth Congresses). After having been nominated for reelection to the Seventy-first Congress, he died in 1928 at age 73 in the Committee on Appropriations meeting room of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. He was buried at Fairview Cemetery, near Hinsdale, Illinois, as was his wife Josephine six years later; today, Fairview Cemetery is known as Cass Cemetery, located in incorporated Darien, Illinois.
- Personal communication with Everett Andrus, Cemetery Proprietor, 2011-08-12
- "Find-A-Grave, page for Martin B. Madden". Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "Find-A-Grave, page for Josephine Smart Madden". Retrieved 2012-10-13.
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