John A. McMahon

John A. McMahon ( born February 19, 1833, Frederick County, Maryland, † March 8, 1923 in Dayton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1881 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John McMahon was the nephew of Congressman Clement Vallandigham ( 1850-1871 ). He attended until 1849, St. Xavier 's College in Cincinnati. After a subsequent law degree in 1854 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Dayton in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1872 and 1904, he participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant.

In the congressional elections of 1874 McMahon was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Lewis B. Gunckel on March 4, 1875. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1881 three legislative periods. Since 1879 he represented there as a successor to Mills Gardner the third district of his state. In 1876 he was one of the deputies, who were entrusted with the implementation of an impeachment of Secretary of War William W. Belknap. In 1880 he was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John McMahon again practiced as a lawyer. Between 29 December 1886 to 28 December 1887, he was president of the Bar Association of Ohio. In 1889, he unsuccessfully sought a seat in the U.S. Senate. He died on March 8, 1923 at the age of 90 years in Dayton, where he was also buried.