Women of Note






Maryland NOW Loses a Leader

March 9, 2021

We were very sad to learn of the death of Linda Mahoney, a past President and Treasurer of Maryland NOW. Linda died suddenly on Monday, March 8th, 2021.

Linda joined Maryland NOW and her local chapter, Montgomery County NOW, in 2007. She became our state president in 2010. serving three terms. and was Maryland NOW’s state treasurer from 2018-2020. She worked on numerous projects with our organization, one of her passions being women’s history.

Maryland BPW also benefitted from having her as a member, and she was honored in 2017 as their Woman of Achievement. She was a staunch supporter of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. Linda served on the board of the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women. She had been a member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. She supported many other organizations that championed women’s rights. She held a law degree from American University.

Linda’s family is from Arizona, Oregon, Mississippi and Quebec, Canada. Her wife and partner of 24 years, Edith Miller, died in 2018. As more information becomes available we will add it to this story.