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|Chairman of the House Rules Committee|
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1977
|Preceded by||William M. Colmer|
|Succeeded by||James J. Delaney|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's Indiana district
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1977
|Preceded by||William T. Schulte|
|Succeeded by||Adam Benjamin, Jr.|
|Born||Ray John Madden
February 25, 1892
Waseca, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||September 28, 1987
Washington, D. C., U.S.
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1917-1918|
Ray John Madden (February 25, 1892 – September 28, 1987) was a United States Representative from Indiana. He was born in Waseca, Minnesota. He attended the public schools and Sacred Heart Academy in his native city. He graduated from the law department of Creighton University with an LL.B. in 1913 and was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Omaha, Nebraska.
Madden was elected as a municipal judge in Omaha in 1916. He resigned during the First World War to serve in the United States Navy. After the war, he was engaged in the practice of law in Gary, Indiana. He was the city comptroller of Gary from 1935-1938 and the treasurer of Lake County, Indiana from 1938-1942. He was a delegate to every Democratic National Convention from 1940 through 1968.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1977). While in Congress, he served as a co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Organization of Congress (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses), and chairman of the Committee on Rules (Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress. He was a chairman of the Madden Committee.
- Ray Madden at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-01-15
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