Macmahon, Arthur W.

Macmahon, Arthur W.

(1881–1980) political scientist; born in Brooklyn, N.Y. A longtime teacher at Columbia University (1913–58), he cultivated the acceptance of public administration as an academic discipline. He served as an adviser on the Council of National Defense during World War I, the New York City Charter Revision Commission (1921–23), the President's Committee on Administrative Management (1936), and the Commission on Inter-Government Relations (1955).
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