James Mulvey

James Mulvey
Born (1899-04-23)April 23, 1899
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died December 3, 1973(1973-12-03) (aged 74)
Vero Beach, Florida, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Columbia University
Known for Co-owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1938–57; Los Angeles Dodgers, 1958-73 (his death)
Spouse(s) Dearie McKeever
Relatives Stephen McKeever (father-in-law)
Ralph Branca (son-in-law)

James A. Mulvey was the co-owner of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League from 1938 through 1973 with his wife, Dearie Mulvey. In 1938, he inherited his share of the club from his father-in-law Stephen McKeever's estate. In 1950, Walter O'Malley assumed majority control of the Dodgers. The Mulvey's minority share was purchased by O'Malley in 1975, 17 years after the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Mulvey was also at one point president of Samuel Goldwyn Productions, for which he worked for from 1923, retiring in 1960.[1]

Mulvey died at Vero Beach, Florida in 1973 after recent years of declining health, where he had a winter home. He was buried in Brooklyn after a funeral was held in White Plains.[2]


  1. Motion Picture and Television Almanac - Google Books. Retrieved 2012-12-29 via Google Books.
  2. Star-News, Tuesday, December 04, 1973, Pasadena, California, United States Of America

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.