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| Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, 12:00 p.m.

David K. McMullin

  • Neighborhood: Mt. Lebanon

  • Age: 60

  • Family: Wife, Hae Sook; sons, Andrew, 27, and David, 26

  • Education: McMullin graduated from Duquesne University in 1964 with a degree in history. He entered the university's law school and received his law degree there in 1967.

  • Background: After serving in the U.S. Army in Seoul, South Korea, from 1968-70, McMullin became active in veterans affairs. He worked pro bono for the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland and served on its board for 11 years. He also has been active for years with the Italian American War Veterans of the United States Inc.

  • Noteworthy: The state office of the Italian American War Veterans has elected McMullin as its commander. It is the first time an Irishman has been elected to lead this organization that has as its mission the preservation of Italian heritage, language and culture.

  • Quote: "It came to me as a surprise when about two years ago some of the leaders of the group wanted to push me up the ladder. … At the time I didn't have any ambitious goals about taking a statewide office. So, for two years, I begged off. But this year they said, 'Your time's up.'"

    — By Chuck Plunkett Jr.

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