John Thomas “Tom” Mahoney

  • Birth 3 Dec 1905 Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Death 17 Jul 1981 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Burial Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 39614458

The New York Times (NY) - July 19, 1981
Tom Mahoney, an author, newspaperman and public relations executive, died Friday at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., following a brief illness. Mr. Mahoney, who lived in Manhattan and Poughkeepsie, was 75 years old.

Mr. Mahoney's full name was John Thomas Mahoney, but he always used Tom as a byline.

He began his newspaper career at The El Paso Times in 1927 and became city editor at the age of 22. He later worked for the United Press and The Buffalo Times and served as an associate editor of Look and Fortune magazines.

During World War II, Mr. Mahoney served in the Office of War Information. After the war he entered the public relations field, with the General Electric Company and Young & Rubicam advertising agency.

Mr. Mahoney was the author and co-author of nine books, including "The Longest Auto Race, New York to Paris, 1908," which he wrote with George Schuster, a member of the racing crew. Others included "The Great Merchants," of which he was co-author,and "The Merchants of Life," an account of the American pharmaceutical industry.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline Bird Mahoney, also an author; a son, John T. Jr. of Manhattan; a daughter, Mrs. William Graves of Milwaukee, and two grandchildren.
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  • Added: 18 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39614458
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Thomas “Tom” Mahoney (3 Dec 1905–17 Jul 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39614458, citing Lynnwood Cemetery, Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Mary Bob McClain (contributor 46546099) .