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MADDEN, Ray John (1892-1987)

MADDEN, RAY JOHN, a Representative from Indiana; born in Waseca, Waseca County, Minn., February 25, 1892; attended the public schools and Sacred Heart Academy in his native city; the law department of Creighton University, Omaha, Nebr., LL.B., 1913; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Omaha, Nebr.; elected municipal judge of Omaha, Nebr., in 1916, resigning during the First World War to serve in the United States Navy; engaged in the practice of law in Gary, Ind.; city comptroller of Gary 1935-1938; treasurer of Lake County, Ind., 1938-1942; delegate to every State convention since 1936; delegate to every Democratic National Convention from 1940 through 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1977); co-chairman, Joint Committee on Organization of Congress (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses), chairman, Committee on Rules (Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on September 28, 1987; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Oral History: May 24, 1978; June 6, 1978. 39 pages.
Interview conducted by Former Members of Congress, Inc. Tapes in Library of Congress. Copyright belongs to Former Members of Congress, Inc.

Indiana University Northwest
Calumet Regional Archives
Gary, IN
Papers: 1948-1976. 100 feet.
Business and congressional papers, photographs, portraits, sound recordings, and memorabilia.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Ray J. Madden, Democratic Representative from Indiana. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.