Viewing John H. Mullin (1842-1907).
On April 23, 1861, one month and one week after he turned nineteen, John Mullin enlisted in the Union Army. He served during the entire war. Soon after it ended he came to Minnesota, where he was employed in a variety of business enterprises. For reasons long forgotten, he decided to become a lawyer. It is not known how long he studied or who proctored him, but he was admitted to the bar in 1884, at the age of forty-two. He practiced in Wabasha and served as Adjutant General during the administration of Governor William R. Merriam. He died on April 3, 1907, and a week later, Wesley Kinney, a senior member of the county bar, delivered a tribute to him in district court.