Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is officially the longest-serving state house speaker in American history. On Saturday, August 5, Madigan surpassed former South Carolina Speaker Solomon Blatt's 11,893 days in office. Madigan, 75, has held the title as Illinois House Speaker since 1983.
Per the Chicago Tribune, Madigan is not celebrating the milestone. Says Madigan's spokesman Steve Brown, any note of the record "didn't come up — I haven't discussed it with him."