McMahon, Brien, 1903-1952

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf McMahon, Brien, 1903-1952. Papers of Brien McMahon, 1943-1952. Library of Congress
referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Connecticut, President's Office Records [John A. DiBiaggio, 1979-1985], undated, 1952-1986. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Clinton Presba Anderson Papers, 1938-1973, (bulk 1948-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Senate. 1789 - 2015. Administrative Files
creatorOf Records of the U.S. Senate. 1789 - 2015. Records from Special File of Senator McMahon
referencedIn University of Connecticut, President's Office Records [Albert N. Jorgensen, 1935-1962], undated, 1935-1962. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Brubaker, Howard, b. 1882. Papers, 1914-1957 (inclusive). 1914-1950 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records, undated, 1909-1991. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956. Diaries, 1919-1956. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn University of Connecticut, President's Office Records [Homer D. Babbidge, 1962-1972], undated, 1962-1972. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
creatorOf Brien McMahon Papers, 1943-1952 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn The Howard Brubaker Papers, 1907-1957 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Elmo Roper Papers., 1909-1972 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Raphael Lemkin Collection, undated, [1763]-2002 (bulk 1941-1951) American Jewish Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith AFL-CIO Connecticut State Labor Council. corporateBody
correspondedWith Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-1975 person
associatedWith Brubaker, Howard, 1882- corporateBody
associatedWith Brubaker, Howard, b. 1882. person
associatedWith Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956. person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954 person
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949 person
associatedWith Raphael Lemkin, 1900-1959 person
correspondedWith Roper, Elmo, 1900-1971 person
associatedWith Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. corporateBody
correspondedWith University of Connecticut. President's Office. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Soviet Union
Connecticut
Europe, Eastern
Subject
Nuclear energy--Government policy--United States
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--Connecticut
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Person

Birth 1903-10-06

Death 1952-07-28

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English

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