Joseph H. Mcmahon, American clergyman. member circulation com.
Mcmahon, Joseph H. was born on November 18, 1862 in New York, United States. Son of James and Alicia (O’Callaghan) M.
Bachelor of Arts, Manhattan College, New York, 1880, A.M., 1881. Doctor of Philosophy, St. Francis Xavier’s College, New York, 1900. Doctor of Laws, Manhattan College, New York, 1923.
Ordained R.C. priest, Troy, New York, June 19, 1886. Assistant at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1886-1901. Founder and pastor Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, New York, September 1, since 1901.
Director Cathedral Library of New York, 1888. Chief of Cathedral Free Circulating Library until merged with New York Public Library, 1902. Member circulation committee New York Public Library.
Founder, director and lecturer Catholic Library Reading Circles, later merged into Catholic library association (director). One of organizers Catholic Summer School America. Appointed domestic prelate of the Papal Court by Pope Benedict XV, 1921.