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Pennsylvania State Senate

Roger A Madigan



Session Office Position District Party
1985 23 Republican
1986 23 Republican
1987 23 Republican
1988 23 Republican
1989 23 Republican
1990 23 Republican
1991 23 Republican
1992 23 Republican
1993 23 Republican
1994 23 Republican
1995 23 Republican
1996 23 Republican
1997 23 Republican
1998 23 Republican
1999 23 Republican
2000 23 Republican
2001 23 Republican
2002 23 Republican
2003 23 Republican
2004 23 Republican
2005 23 Republican
2006 23 Republican
2007 23 Republican
2008 23 Republican
 Counties   Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union


01/25/1930 - 06/02/2018

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.

Early Career:

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.

Pennsylvania Politics:

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.

Pa. House of Representatives Biography



Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-19; Volume 118, December 2007.