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MADIGAN, Edward Rell, a Representative from Illinois; born in Lincoln, Logan County, Ill., January 13,
1936; A.A., Lincoln Junior College, Lincoln, Ill., 1955; business owner; Lincoln, Ill., board of zoning
appeals, 1965-1969; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1967-1972; delegate to
the Republican National Convention, 1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the
nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-March 8, 1991); resigned March 8, 1991; Secretary of
Agriculture, 1991-1992; died on December 7, 1994, in Springfield, Ill.; interment in Holy Cross
Cemetery, Lincoln, Ill.