Richard Randolph McMahon
In 1877 he moved to Taylor County, West Virginia, where he worked as a newspaper columnist while studying law. In 1878 McMahon was appointed to the staff of Governor Henry M. Mathews with the rank of Colonel.
Beginning in 1885 McMahon practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Harper's Ferry. In the 1890s McMahon became a Republican. In addition to attending numerous party conventions at the local, state and national levels as a Delegate, McMahon served on the West Virginia University Board of Regents during the administration of Governor George W. Atkinson. McMahon was also a longtime member of the Columbia Hospital for Women's Board of Directors, and was President of the board from 1908 to 1914.
McMahon died in Harper's Ferry on April 19, 1935.
- Prominent Men of West Virginia, by George Wesley Atkinson and Alvaro Franklin Gibbens, 1890, pages 699 to 700
- A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Georgetown University, published by the university, 1874, page 18
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- Newspaper story, Washington Notes, Long Island City Daily Star, June 12, 1885
- Newspaper article, Resignation, Maysville (Kentucky) Daily Evening Bulletin, June 12, 1885
- Newspaper column, News From All Parts of the World, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle, February 7, 1886
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- Newspaper article, Politics in West Virginia, New York Times, November 2, 1902
- The Monticola, published by West Virginia University, 1901, title page
- Annual Report, published by Columbia Hospital for Women], 1913, page 163
- Official Report of the Proceedings of the 1908 Republican National Convention, published by the convention, 1908, page 80
- Annual Report of the Attorney General of the United States, published by U.S. Department of Justice, 1922, page 98
- Heritage Historical Manuscripts Auction #6019, by Heritage Auctions, Inc., 2009, page 87
- West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, entry for Richard Randolph McMahon, accessed December 16, 2011
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