Mahon, George Herman (09/22/1900-11/19/1985)

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  • Occupation: Attorney, U. S. congressman
  • Number of Terms: 8
  • Committees/Roles: Mahon was appointed the first Regent Emeritus of the Board. He continued active involvement as a member of the Audit and Review Committee from 1979 until his death in 1985.


  • Mahon, George Herman 1900-1985
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Representative
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Board of Regents Audit and Review Committee


Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Representative (Democrat)




American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1971. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the ninety-first Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1971, inclusive). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971; Who Was Who in America. Volume 9, 1958-1989. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1989.

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Regent Tenure: 05/19/1964-1/15/1979


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