E. Lawrence McMahon

E. Lawrence McMahon, associate professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science, died March 25 at his home here. He was 62.

A teacher, adviser and counselor to electrical engineering students for 34 years, he retired from the faculty in 1993. McMahon received his B.S. in electrical engineering in 1952 from Fournier Institute in Lamont, Ill. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1953 and 1955, respectively.

After graduation, McMahon was a research engineer with Hughes Aircraft Corp. in 1955–56. He was an assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1956–59 and joined the U-M in 1963.

During 1965–69, McMahon administered the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s graduate fellowship program. He also assisted in the coordination of the department’s graduate admissions program, and served on both departmental and College of Engineering curriculum committees.

In 1982, McMahon received the Eta Kappa Nu Faculty Award for outstanding performance in teaching and student-faculty relations.

McMahon is survived by his wife Marjorie of Ann Arbor; four children, Michael McMahon of Ann Arbor, Terence (Lauren) McMahon of Los Angeles, Douglas McMahon of Los Angeles, Marie McMahon (Curtis) Parmer of Ann Arbor; one grandson, Jasper McMahon of Los Angeles; his mother, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in McMahon’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of one’s choice.


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