Roger Allen Madigan (R23) Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna (part), and Union (part) Counties 1985-2008
Roger Allen Madigan born January 25, 1930, Luthers Mills, Bradford County, son of State Senator Albert Eugene and Ada Allen Madigan; graduated, Troy High School; Penn State University (B.S.), dairy production, 1951; farmer; (1951-1964) insurance consultant (1964-1977); member, Bradford County Republican Committee; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1977-1984; appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-2008); appointed, chair, Joint State Government Commission (1983-2008); elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1985-2008; appointed, board, Public School Employees’ Retirement System, 1987-1988, 1991-2004; appointed member, Governor’s Advisory Council for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, 1993-1994; appointed, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Advisory Council, 1999-2002; trustee, The Pennsylvania State University, 1979-2001; trustee emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001-2018; not a candidate for reelection, 2008; crop and tree farmer; married Peggy E. Goble; four children; five grandchildren; died, June 2, 2018, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; internment, Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Farmer 1951-1964; insurance consultant, 1964-1977; trustee, The Pennsylvania State University (1979-2001); trustee emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University (2001-2018).
Delta Thela Sigma, Alumni of the Year, 1991; Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association, Man of the Year; Pennsylvania Jewel, Association, Legislator of the Year; Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Library, Legislator of the Year; Pennsylvania Chamber of Business, Government Leader of the Year; National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award; Fireman’s Legislator Federation of Pennsylvania James M. Baird, Jr. Memorial award; Pennsylvania Association of County Agents, Honorable County Agent, 1992; Pennsylvania Retailers Association, Association Builders and Contractors-Keystone Chapter, Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania Legislator of the Year awards; National Association of Homebuilders, State Elected Official of the Year award, 1993; Pennsylvania Manufacturing Association Leadership award 1993, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service to Agriculture award, 1995; Distinguished Dairy Alumnus award, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Dairy and Animal Science, 1995; Central Pennsylvania Community for State of Israel Bonds Leadership award, 1996; National Job Corps Coalition’s Alpha award, 1996; Pennsylvania Landowners’ Association, ‘Outstanding Pa. Senator of the Year” award, 1996.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1977-1984; appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee, 1981-2008; appointed, chair, Joint State Government Commission (1983-2008).
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 23rd district, Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna (part), and Union (part) Counties, 1985-2008; Chairman Environmental Resources and Energy Committee; vice chairman, Games and Fisheries Committee; member, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Appropriations, Labor and Industry, Committees. Appointed, board, Public School Employees’ Retirement System, 1987-1988, 1991-2004; trustee, Pennsylvania State University, 1979-2001; trustee emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, 2001-2018; not a candidate for reelection, 2008.
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Legacy: Pennsylvania College of Technology’s library, named the Roger and Peggy Madigan Library.
Bogden, S. (Ed.). (2007). The Pennsylvania manual, Volume 118. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-19.