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James F. McNulty, Jr.

University of Arizona Law,
class of 1951

State Bar of Arizona
member since 1951

James F. McNulty, Jr., born October 18, 1925, grew up in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Following graduation from Boston Latin School in 1944, he served in the military for eighteen months at Fort McClellan. In 1946 he moved to Tucson and enrolled at the University of Arizona in the College of Business. In 1950 he married Jackie Boevers and in 1951 he graduated with an LLB degree from the College of Law.

After graduation, McNulty was hired by one of the oldest law firms in the state, Gentry and Gentry in Bisbee. While practicing law, he served six years in the Arizona Senate (1968-1974), where he was selected as the most respected member in 1970, and three years on the Arizona Board of Regents (1980-1980). In 1982, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served on the Interior and Public Works committees.


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Interviewed by Jack August in 1986.

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