Frank Madden (Australian politician)

Sir Frank Madden (29 November 1847 17 February 1921) was an Irish-born Australian politician.

He was born in Cork to solicitor John Madden and Margaret Macoboy. His family migrated to Melbourne in 1957; Madden subsequently worked as a jackeroo near Skipton before becoming a solicitor. He founded the firm of Madden & Butler and also served as president of the Law Institute from 1886 to 1887. In 1874 he married Annie Eliza Francis, with whom he had seven children. He was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1894, representing Eastern Suburbs. He transferred to Boroondara in 1904, and was elected Speaker. He was knighted in 1911, and remained in the Speaker's chair until his defeat in 1917. Madden died in Kew in 1921.[1]


  1. Parliament of Victoria (2001). "Madden, Sir Frank". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
William Beazley
Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
John Mackey
Preceded by
Duncan Gillies
Member for Eastern Suburbs
New seat Member for Boroondara
Succeeded by
Edmund Greenwood
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