David M. Madden (November 30,1954 – November 4, 2019) was a mayor of Weymouth, Massachusetts.[1] He was born at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth. He was married to Dr. Helena Madden and had two children, Heather and Patrick, who now both are grown and currently reside in Weymouth.

David M. Madden
1st Mayor of Weymouth, Massachusetts
In office
2000–2008
Preceded byNone
Succeeded bySue Kay
Personal details
BornNovember 30, 1954
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Died (aged 64)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Helena Madden
ChildrenHeather
Patrick
OccupationFire chief

Madden joined the Weymouth Fire Department in 1977 and was eventually appointed chief in 1993. While working for the Fire Department, Madden returned to school and graduated cum laude from Boston College in 1995. In 1999, Madden was elected President of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association.

In May 1999, Weymouth residents voted to change the Board of Selectmen/Town Meeting government form to the election of a Mayor and Town Council form. Madden decided to run and was elected in November as the first mayor of Weymouth. In 2003, Madden was reelected.

On July 10, 2007, David M. Madden announced he would not seek re-election.

On November 4, 2019, Madden died at the age of 64. He leaves behind the legacy of being Weymouth’s first mayor.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas, Bob Montgomery (15 August 2013). "The saga of David Madden". Wicked Local.com. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ Baker, Ed (5 November 2019). "Weymouth's first mayor, David Madden, dies". Wicked Local.com. Retrieved 14 November 2019.