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Earl Russell Madden–The Father of Former American Football Coach, John Madden

Earl Russell Madden

Earl Russell Madden was born on March 6, 1905 in Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States, to then 36 year old William Augustus Madden and then 33 year old wife Louise Ketzenberger.

He was the third child of his parents, born after the first two siblings: sister, Madden and brother, Lloyd William Madden.

Earl Russell Madden is famous as the father of a renowned former American football coach  and sports commentator John Madden.

Read this article to find out the brief details about Earl Russel Madden and his famous son’s lives.

Personal Life

He met a beautiful woman named Mary Margarete Flaherty when he was barely 30 years old. Seeing that he was old enough he told his family that he was ready to get married and raise his own family. On May 29, 1935, Earl Russell officially married Mary Margarete Flaherty.

Earl Russell Madden and his newly wed wife, in 1935 lived in Mower, Minnesota, United States and moved to Austin, Mower, Minnesota, United States in the late 30s. He later moved  his family to Daly City, Carlifonia.

Education and Career

Earl Russell Madden’s educational background isn’t clear. He might have studied something to do with mechanical engineering. He worked as an auto mechanic in Mower and Austin Minnesota and continued his career when he moved to California.

Earl Russell Madden’s Children

Earl and his wife Mary Margarete Flaherty had only one known child named John Madden. Their son John was born barely a year after they got married. John Madden was born in Austin, Mower, Minnesota, United States, on April 10, 1936.

Who is Earl Russell Madden’s Son John Madden?

John Madden was a famous American Football coach. Additionally, he was a sports commentator who was very instrumental in the National Football League (NFL).

He started as a player in the late second half of 1950s and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, 1958. However, due to knee injury, his dream to play professionally in the NFL ended. That did not entirely kill his NFL dreams as he went on to become a coach.

John Madden is well known for having had very impressive records as a coach. He holds the record for not losing a season as well as for the highest winning percentage among NFL coaches with an experience of only a hundred games.

Earl Russell Madden’s son John Madden was a married man and a father to two children. He and his wife Virginia Field had their sons Joseph Madden and Michael Madden.

John Madden unfortunately passed away in 2021, aged 85, in Pleasanton, California, United States.

Earl Russell Madden Summary Profile

Name Earl Russell Madden
Date of Birth March 6, 1905
Famous as The father of John Madden
Alive/Dead  Died July 26, 1961
Parents William Augustus Madden and Louise Ketzenberger
Nationality American
Siblings sister, Madden and brother, Lloyd William Madden.
Spouse  Mary Margarete Flaherty (1917–2011)
Children John Madden
Net Worth N/A

Bottling Up

Although Earl Russell Madden was not a celebrity himself, he produced one of the finest American Football coaches. As a result, he has earned public interest from his son’s popularity many years after he’s gone.

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