Mahone, William

Life Span
to
Full name
William Mahone
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
13
Family
Fielding Jordan Mahone (father), Martha Drew Mahone (mother), Otelia Butler (wife)
Education
Other
Other Education
Virginia Military Institute
Occupation
Military
Businessman
Educator
Other
Other Occupation
Civil Engineer
Relation to Slavery
Slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Other
Other Political Party
Readjuster Party (VA)
Government
US Senate
Military
Confederate Army

William Mahone (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
MAHONE, William, a Senator from Virginia; born in Southampton County, Va., December 1, 1826; graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in 1847; taught two years at the Rappahannock Military Academy; became a civil engineer with the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad and rose to president, chief engineer, and superintendent; joined the Confederate Army and took part in the capture of Norfolk Navy Yard; was commissioned brigadier general and major general in 1864; at the close of the Civil War returned to railroad engineering, and became president of the Norfolk and Western; elected to the United States Senate as a Readjuster and served from March 4, 1881, until March 3, 1887; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1887; chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Forty-seventh Congress), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., October 8, 1895; interment in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va.
"Mahone, William," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000067.
How to Cite This Page: "Mahone, William," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/6157.