Biography of John D. McMahon
Oneida County, NY Biographies





John D. McMahon, attorney of Rome, was born at Toronto, Canada, on the 28th of January, 1859, a son of Daniel and Alice McMahon. He obtained his education in the public schools of Rome and is a graduate of the Rome Free Academy. He read law in the office of Johnson & Prescott at Rome and was admitted to the bar in October, 1882. He was corporation counsel of the city of Rome from March, 1883 to 1885, was elected city judge of the city of Rome in March, 1886, and reelected in 1890 and resigned the office in January, 1892. At that time he was appointed deputy attorney general of the state of New York and held the position for two years. He was the democratic candidate for congress in the Oneida-Lewis district in 1888 and was defeated by James S. Sherman. He has been a delegate to every democratic state convention since 1888 except two, and was a delegate to the democratic national convention of 1900. He has recently been appointed by Governor Dix a commissioner to examine the state department of the state of New York. He is vice president of the First National Bank of Rome; trustee of the Rome Savings Bank; vice president of the Rome Gas, Electric Light & Power Company; director of National Gas, Electric Light & Power Company of Detroit, Michigan; vice president of Central New York Abstract & Title Company; director of The James A. Spargo Wire Company; director of the Spargo Wire Cloth Company; director of The Rome Hoslow Wire & Tube Company; and director of Williams Brothers Manufacturing Company.

On the 26th of April, 1886, Mr. McMahon was united in marriage to Miss Julia F. Johnson, a daughter of D. M. K. and Julia W. Johnson, of Rome, New York. They have one son, Johnson D. McMahon, a graduate of Harvard University in 1910. Mr. McMahon is a member of the Rome Club, the Rome Country Club, Te-Uge-Ga Country Club, Manhattan Club of New York city, Fort Schuyler Club of Utica, Little Path Country Club, Salmon River Fishing Club, the Fish Creek Club, Oneida County Bar Association, State Bar Association and American Bar Association.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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