Thaddeus M. Mahon was born in rural Green Village, Pennsylvania. During the American Civil War, he enlisted in August 1862 as a private in Company A, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. After a term of service in this regiment, he reenlisted as a veteran in January 1864 in the Twenty-first Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and served until September 1865.
Mahon studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1871, and commenced practice in southern Pennsylvania. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1870 to 1872. He was the president of Baltimore & Cumberland Valley Railroad. He was also a member of the commission having charge of the soldiers’ orphan schools of Pennsylvania. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876.
Mahon was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on War Claims during the Fifty-fourth through the Fifty-ninth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1906. He was engaged in business in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
He died in Scotland, Pennsylvania, in 1916. Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Chambersburg.
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- Thaddeus Maclay Mahon at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-10-19
- The Political Graveyard
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