Personal Life & Education:
Roger A. Madigan (R), born January 25, 1930, in Luthers Mills, son of the late State Senator Albert E. and Ada Madigan; graduated, Troy High School; Penn State University (B.S.), dairy production, 1951; married Peggy E. Goble; four children; five grandchildren; died, June 2, 2018, in Harrisburg; interred, Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Farmer; insurance consultant, 1964-77; 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 Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania James M. Baird, Jr. Memorial award; Pennsylvania Association of County Agents, Honorable County Agent- 1992; Pennsylvania Retailers Association, Association Builders & 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.
Pa. House of Representatives 1977-84; appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee, 1981-2008; appointed, chair, Joint State Government Commission, 1983-2008; elected to Pa. State Senate 1985; chair, Environmental Resources & Energy Committee; vice-chair, Games & Fisheries Committee; member, Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Appropriations, Labor & Industry Committees; appointed, board, Public School Employees’ Retirement System, 1987-88, 1991-2004.
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s library, the Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, is named in honor of Madigan and his wife.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-19; Volume 118, December 2007.