John Joseph McMahan papers, 1847-1935.


McMahan, John Joseph, 1865-1936. John Joseph McMahan papers, 1847-1935.

John Joseph McMahan papers, 1847-1935.

Papers documenting McMahan's positions as S.C. State Superintendent of Education, Insurance Commissioner, member of the S.C. House of Representatives from Richland County, and member of Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina; materials relate also to his law practice and operation of his plantation in Fairfield County, S.C.; and affiliation with the National Education Association in S.C. Other topics include public education, political reforms, securing a successor to Robert Means Davis and criticism of Prof. John William Flinn at the University of South Carolina, organization of an alumni association at University of South Carolina, and funding of scholarships for the University. Correspondents include Milledge Lipscomb Bonham, Edward Caleb Coker, Asbury Coward, James Calvin Hemphill, Robert L. Henry, James G. Holmes, James A. Hoyt, J. Gordon Hughes, August Kohn, A. Frank Lever, Euphemia McClintock, James William Pattison, Gustavus M. Pinckney, James Henry Rice, Jr., Edwin G. Seibels, Ellison Durant Smith, and Benjamin R. Tillman. Volumes include personal and state accounts, suggested national political reforms, and business notes.

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