Martin P. Mullen

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Martin P. Mullen
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 189th district
In office
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Joseph Battisto
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Philadelphia County district
In office
Personal details
Born July 29, 1921
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died February 26, 1996(1996-02-26) (aged 74)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Mullen
Children John J. Mullen Esq.
Residence Philadelphia
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Temple Law School
Occupation Attorney, Politician
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army Air Corps
Rank Sergeant
Battles/wars World War II Pacific Theater

Martin P. Mullen (July 29, 1921 – February 26, 1996)[1] was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Born to Irish immigrants John and Nellie Mullen he grew up in Philadelphia and attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.[2] His education was interrupted by World War II during which he served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater eventually rising to the rank of Sergeant.[3] After the war he returned to Philadelphia and finished his degree at Wharton in 1948.[4] He later attended Temple Law School and received his Juris Doctor in 1954. He served as in-house counsel for Wanamaker's department store until 1988.[5]

He served in office from 1952 to 1982, when he left office after redistricting following the 1980 census.[6][7] During his time in office he was one of the most vocal opponents of abortion, adultery and pornography.[8] He unsuccessfully sponsored legislation that sought to outlaw all three. In 1974 he unsuccessfully ran for governor receiving only 19% of the vote.[9]