James MacMahon (1865 - 1954):
James MacMahon was born in Belfast and was educated at Armagh Christian Brothers' School, St Patrick's College, Armagh, and Blackrock College, Dublin. On leaving school he joined the civil service and in 1913 he was appointed Assistant Secretary to the Post Office. In 1916 he became Secretary. He was Under-Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant from 1918 to 1922.