Mauhs, Sharon J., 1901-1964

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Sharon J. Mauhs (1901-1964) was an American conservationist and New York State Commissioner of Conservation from 1956 to 1958. Born in Sharon Springs, New York he graduated from Union College (Albany Law School) and was admitted to the bar in 1926. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1948 and served two terms, and was chairman of the Schoharie County Democrats from 1944 to 1956. Governor Averill Harriman appointed him Conservation Commissioner in 1956 at the suggestion of several prominent conservation groups and individuals, calling him "both a distinguished lawyer and a successful farmer...a tireless fighter for the conservation and protection of our natural resources." He was extremely active in his position, an excellent administrator and department head, and many people noted his skill as a public speaker.

From the guide to the Sharon J. Mauhs Collection, 1952-1968, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953. person
associatedWith New York (State). corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Executive Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Politics, government and public administration
Science and medicine
Wilderness areas
Wildlife conservation
Conservation of natural resources
Forest conservation
Forest policy
Natural resources
Nature conservation
Forest management


Birth 1901

Death 1964



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SNAC ID: 7868256