Class of 1980
Frank M. McMahon was a hard driving entrepreneur from the Kootenay district of British Columbia. After a number of disappointments as a prospector his optimism paid off in 1938 when he brought in three successful oil wells in Alberta’s Turner Valley.
McMahon developed the vast gas reserves of Peace River and embarked on an ambitious multi-million dollar project – a 650 mile pipe line. It was completed in 1957 by West Coast Transmission Company which he founded. McMahon’s involvements encompassed such areas as steel, manufacturing, lumber, chemicals, distilling and banking. But first and always he was an oil and gas man.