The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Madden, Richard Robert
Madden, Richard Robert, F.R.C.S., was the son of a Dublin merchant, and went into the medical profession. Subsequently he was appointed a special magistrate in Jamaica, and at a later date took part in a Commission of Inquiry into the Slave Trade on the west coast of Africa. He was for three years Colonial Secretary of Western Australia, and a member of the Executive and Legislative Councils. He died at Booterstown, near Dublin, on Feb. 5th, 1886. Dr. Madden was the author of the "Lives and Times of the United Irish men" and other works.