Biography of John B. Mullin Emmanuel College Professor of Education

John B. Mullin
Emmanuel College Professor of Education (1928-1937)

Rev. John Bernard Mullin was born on March 20th, 1887 in Dorchester, Massachusetts to John and Catharine Mullin, both Irish immigrants . He had two brothers, Patrick and Michael . He attended Boston College and graduated in 1912 Reverend John B. Mullin, c.1928with a Bachelor’s degree and after completing his college studies, John Mullin entered St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts and was ordained on June 24th 1916 . He was originally assigned to St. Agnes Church in Arlington, but later transferred to St. Paul’s Church in Cambridge. Rev. Mullin volunteered to serve in World War I as a chaplain and was commissioned as a lieutenant on July 24th, 1918 .

During his time in the war, Rev. John B. Mullin saw duty at Waynesville, North Carolina Base Hospital, Hoboken, New Jersey, and aboard the Great Northern and America Railway lines . He was discharged in Hoboken with the rank of first lieutenant on August 12th, 1919 . After his time in the War, Rev. Mullin served as the curate at St. Peters Church, Plymouth, Massachusetts and then transferred to St. Lawrence Church in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he stayed for thirteen years.

Rev. John B. Mullin received a Master’s degree from Boston College in 1929, and served as a professor of Education at Emmanuel College from 1928 until his death in 1937 . Rev. Mullin passed away at the age of 50 after an illness on August 29th, 1937.