James T. Mullen

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James T. Mullen
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Born (1843-08-30)30 August 1843
Died 6 July 1891(1891-07-06) (aged 47)
Title Supreme Knight
of the Knights of Columbus
1882 – 1886
Predecessor None
Successor John J. Phelan

James T. Mullen (August 30, 1843 – July 6, 1891) was the first Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus from February 2, 1882 to May 17, 1886.

Mullen participated in the Civil War having enlisted in New Haven, Connecticut in Company C of the 9th Regiment, on September 11, 1861, and became a sergeant in the company. He was honorably discharged on December 27, 1862, due to illness.

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First supreme knight of the order of Knights of Columbus. He designed the 3 degrees initiation based on the knighthood initiation and was the designer of the Emblem of the Order.(APelletier)

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Preceded by
none
Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
1882 – 1886
Succeeded by
John J. Phelan