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Joseph Mullaney
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Spacer graphic Trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1996-2004. Joseph E. Mullaney is a retired Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of The Gillette Company.

Mr. Mullaney joined Gillette in 1972 as associate general counsel and executive assistant to the general counsel. He was appointed general counsel in 1973, and was elected a corporate vice president in 1975. Mr. Mullaney was elected senior vice president, Legal in 1977 and a Director and Vice Chairman in 1990.

Prior to joining Gillette, Mr. Mullaney served in the federal government, first as general counsel to the Special Trade Representative and then as general counsel to the Cost of Living Council. Both offices are part of the Executive Office of the President. Before his government service, Mr. Mullaney was an associate and partner in the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington, D. C.

A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Mr. Mullaney graduated with high honors from Holy Cross College in 1955 and with high honors from Harvard Law School in 1958. He was a member of the Massachusetts, Boston and American Bar Associations. He recently served as a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. In the American Bar Association, he has previously served as a member of the Council of the Business Law Section, Chairman of the Corporate Law Departments Committee and as Chairman on the Task Force on Corporate Law Department Public Service Programs.

Mr. Mullaney was a director and former chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and a director and former chairman of the Board of the New England Legal Foundation. Mr. Mullaney also was a director of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Park Street Corporation, the Greater Boston Legal Services Corporation, and the World Affairs Council. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Public Library.

Mr. Mullaney and his wife, Rosemary, live in Boston and Westport, Massachusetts and Vero Beach, Florida. They have four children.