Joseph Mullin

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Joseph Mullin

Joseph Mullin (August 6, 1811 Dromore, County Down, Ireland – May 17, 1882 Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He came to the United States in 1820 with his parents, and they settled in Watertown, New York. He attended Union Academy at Belleville, and graduated from Union College in 1833. Then he taught school and was Principal of Union Academy, and subsequently taught at Watertown Academy. Then he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1837. In January 1839, he married Lydia Maria Ten Eyck, a daughter of Egbert Ten Eyck.

Mullin was District Attorney of Jefferson County from 1843 to 1845. He was elected as a Whig to the 30th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1849. He was President of the Village of Watertown in 1853 and 1854.

In 1855, he ran on the Republican ticket for the New York Court of Appeals, but was defeated by the American Party candidate George F. Comstock.

He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court (5th District) from 1858 to 1881, and was ex officio a judge of the Court of Appeals in 1864.

He was buried at the Brookside Cemetery, in Watertown.

State Senator Joseph Mullin (1848–1897) was his son.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orville Hungerford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles E. Clarke