McKAIG, William McMahon, (1845 - 1907)

”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

McKAIG, William McMahon, a Representative from Maryland; born in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., July 29, 1845; attended the Carroll School and the Allegany County Academy; studied law; was admitted to the Allegany bar in 1868; moved to Colorado Territory in 1873; returned to Maryland; appointed city attorney of Cumberland in 1876; member of the State house of delegates in 1877; served in the State senate in 1887; mayor of Cumberland in 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Cumberland, Md., June 6, 1907; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.