McMahon, Brien, 1903-1952

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Dates:
Birth 1903-10-06
Death 1952-07-28
Gender:
Male
English

Biographical notes:

U.S. senator from Connecticut.

From the description of Papers of Brien McMahon, 1943-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449432

Biographical Note

  • 1903, Oct. 6: Born, Norwalk, Conn.
  • 1924: A.B., Fordham University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1927: LL.B., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; admitted to Connecticut bar
  • 1933: Judge, city court, Norwalk, Conn.
  • 1933 - 1935 : Special assistant to United States attorney general
  • 1935 - 1936 : Acting assistant attorney general
  • 1936: Became assistant attorney general in charge of Criminal Division
  • 1938: In charge of prosecution of Harlan County Coal Operators Associations
  • 1939: Chairman, Attorney General’s Committee on Survey of Release Procedures
  • 1940: Married Rosemary Turner
  • 1944: Elected United States senator from Connecticut
  • 1945 - 1947 : Chairman, Special Committee on Atomic Energy, United States Senate
  • 1946: McMahon Act for the Control of Atomic Energy (S.1717) signed by President Harry S. Truman
  • 1950: Reelected United States senator
  • 1951: Advocated six-fold expansion of atomic bomb program
  • 1952: Promoted as a Democratic Party presidential possibility
  • 1952, July 28: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Brien McMahon Papers, 1943-1952, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Nuclear energy--Government policy--United States

Occupations:

  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Connecticut

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • Europe, Eastern (as recorded)