Michael Madigan
Michael Madigan
Celebrated Name: Michael Madigan
Real Name/Full Name: Michael Joseph Madigan
Gender: Male
Age: 82 years old
Birth Date: April 19, 1942
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, US
Nationality: American
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 89 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Shirley Madigan
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Lisa Madigan, Nicole Madigan, Andrew Madigan, and Tiffany Madigan)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A/
Is Michael Madigan Gay? No
Profession: Politician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: July 2024

The Chicago Magazine named Madigan in 2012 as the fourth-most-powerful Chicagoan and second in both 2013 and 2014. Madigan earned a “the Velvet Hammer” nickname. He was also known as the real Governor of Illinois. A newspaper once wrote that those who tried to beat Madigan in one way or another are a pile of corpses outside Madigan’s Statehouse door.

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Early Life & Biography

Born on April 19, 1942, Chicago, Illinois, US, to Michael J. Madigan Sr. and Mary Rita Madigan and raised in the neighborhood of Chicago. Michael went to Saint Adrian’s Elementary School, St. Ignatius College Prep, and The University of Notre Dame in Chicago and graduated from both respectively. While the first year at Loyola University, as a law student in 1965, Madigan purchased a membership of the Lake Shore Club to meet with Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in search of a job where he introduced himself as Madigan’s son.

Daley’s son, Richard M. Daley, was also a law student, where they worked closely with Madigan in the appointed job at the city law department. Madigan’s father suffered a heart attack in 1958 and another fatal one in 1966, leading to his death.

Richard M. Daley and Michael Madigan participated in writing the Constitution of Illinois, which was approved by voters in 1970.

Madigan also founded the private law firm, Madigan and Getzendanner with a one year his senior law graduate from Loyola, Vincent J. Getzendanner.

Personal Life

Michael Madigan married Shirley Murray in 1976 who was a divorced law firm receptionist. She had one daughter Lisa, at the time of her marriage, whom Madigan adopted as his daughter. They later had four other children. Lisa Madigan served from 2003 to 2019 as Attorney General of Illinois.

Shirley Madigan’s wife is the head of the Illinois Arts Council in Chicago. Michael and Shirley have been married since then.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on April 19 1942, Michael Madigan is 82 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.81 m tall, and his weight is 89 kg.


Michael Madigan ventured into the political while still a law student in the university such that in 1969 he was the youngest committeeman at the age of 27 after being elected by the 13th Ward precinct captains. Madigan was the house of Representatives representing 22nd District in 1970.

In 1980, he joined Jane Byrne, who was a Chicago Mayor in endorsing Alderman Edward M. Burke for the Democratic primary race.

Madigan was the Speaker of  Illinois House since 1983. In 1996 Democrats regained a win with nine seats being the majority leading to Madigan resuming the Speaker’s role, which he has held since then.

Michael Madigan announced on December 15, 2008, of taking steps to initiate the impeachment proceedings against Blagojevich, who was a governor after being arrested on charges of fraud and conspiracy. He named Barbara Flynn an Illinois House of Representatives Majority Leader to chair a 21-member house committee on the impeachment. It led to the first impeachment of an Illinois governor, which they voted for unanimously.

Awards & Achievements

Michael Madigan has recognized as the longest-serving state House speaker in US history. The National Conference of State Legislators did it. He also made the history of impeaching a governor.

He has been in the history books of making rules of Illinois and has helped the democrats to be longest-serving in his position. Madigan is also a writer and his book “Double Dare” won an award in the Colorado Book Award for Thriller/Suspense.

Net Worth & Salary of Michael Madigan in 2024

Michael Madigan Net Worth
Michael Madigan Net Worth

As of July 2024, Michael Madigan has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Madigan being an attorney earns a basic salary of $67,000 yearly. Also, being the Illinois House Speaker, he earns an average of about $90,000. Madigan owns a law firm, which is also another source of income that he and his friend founded in the 1980s. This firm is well known for commercial property tax appeals investigations.

Michael J. Madigan is the longest-serving of the federal legislative body or any state in the United States history having served since 1983 except for two years. Madigan is a political figure who has been indifferent proceedings in the house. He is a Democrat who is currently the ruling party and also the majority party in the US. Madigan has been a loyal democratic party member since his first entry in 1980.

Michael has helped steer his family members, especially his wife and children, into high positions and also backing them and financing for their campaigns. Being a role model to many for being a long time serving leader in a crucial field and being vigorous in making positive results achieved, and on time without favoring any side even if it’s a long time friend.


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