John N. McMahon

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John N. McMahon
15th Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
In office
April 27, 1982 – March 26, 1986
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byBobby Ray Inman
Succeeded byRobert M. Gates
Personal details
Born
John Norman McMahon

(1929-07-03) July 3, 1929 (age 90)
East Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Margaret Joan Hugger (m. 1952)
Children3
EducationCollege of Holy Cross
Military service
Allegiance United States

John N. McMahon (born July 3, 1929) is a former senior U.S. official of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Background[edit]

John Norman McMahon was born on July 3, 1929, in East Norwalk, Connecticut. His parents were Frederick Francis McMahon and Elizabeth Collins. In 1951, he obtained a Bachelor degree from the College of Holy Cross.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

CIA[edit]

McMahon joined the CIA in 1951[1] or 1966.[2]

He served as Deputy Director for Operations from January 11, 1978, to April 12, 1981, and later, nominated by US President Ronald Reagan, as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence under Director William J. Casey as of April 27, 1982, succeeding Bobby Ray Inman.[3][4][5] Questioning McMahon during his nomination included US Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan (who guided publication of the VENONA papers in the mid-1990s.[6]

In March 4, 1986, McMahon, age 56, resigned and left office on March 26, succeeded by Robert M. Gates.[2] "McMahon had clashed with Capitol Hill conservatives who considered him less than zealous in his support of aid to guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan and Nicaragua."[5] President Reagan expressed regret at his resignation.[5]

Lockheed Martin[edit]

In August 1986, McMahon joined Lockheed Martin Corporation as an executive vice president for plans and programs in its Missiles & Space division.[7] In 1995, McMahon was president and CEO of Lockheed Missions & Space Co.[8]

In 2004, McMahon was registered as a lobbyist for the Lockheed Martin Corporation.[9]

Awards[edit]

  • 1995: Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA[8]

Personal life[edit]

On April 15, 1952, McMahon married Margaret Joan Hugger; they had three children.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spook No. 2". Time. 1982-05-10. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "NO. 2 MAN RESIGNS POST AT THE CIA". Chicago Tribune. 5 March 1986. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "John Norman McMahon". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  4. ^ "MAN IN THE NEWS; C.I.A. EXPERT FOR INMAN POST". New York Times. 2 April 1982. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "No. 2 CIA Man Quits Post; No Shake-up Seen". New York Times. 5 March 1986. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Nomination of John N. McMahon: Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, on Nomination of John N. McMahon to be Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, May 26, 27, 1982" (PDF). US GPO. 1982. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ Yoshishara, Nancy (5 August 1986). "4 Senior Lockheed Officials to Retire; 2 From Burbank". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b "John N. McMahon". Aviation Week. 9 January 1995. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Lobbying Report (John N. McMahon)". Federation of American Scientists. 2004. Retrieved 7 June 2019.

External sources[edit]

  • Wilson Center: JOHN N. MCMAHON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR NATIONAL FOREIGN ASSESSMENT, TO AMBASSADOR RICHARD T. KENNEDY, UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR MANAGEMENT, 'SPECIAL NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE ON INDIAN REACTIONS TO NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENTS IN PAKISTAN,' 31-32/81
  • U.S. Senate: Nomination of John N. McMahon: Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, on Nomination of John N. McMahon to be Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (May 26, 27, 1982)
  • US Department of State: Memorandum From the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (McMahon) to the Deputy Director for Intelligence (Gates) (1982)
  • Central Intelligence Agency: Statement of John N. McMahon, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (April 13, 1984)
  • Central Intelligence Agency: An Interview with Former DDCI John N. McMahon (1997-1998)
Government offices
Preceded by
Bobby Ray Inman
Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
June 10, 1982 – March 29, 1986
Succeeded by
Robert Gates