John McMullen

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Date of Birth May 10, 1918
Place of Birth New Jersey
Date of Death Sep 16, 2005 (87)
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John J. McMullen, Ph.D was an American naval architect, businessman, and marine engineer, and former owner of the New Jersey Devils and Houston Astros. He founded the engineering firm John J. McMullen & Associates, and was the owner of Norton Lilly International a shipping agent now based out of Mobile, Alabama, from 1972 until 2002.

About John McMullen

Known for his work as a marine and naval engineer, he established the John J. McMullen & Associates architecture and engineering firm in New York City. He also owned the Norton Lilly shipping company and purchased both the Houston Astros and New Jersey Devils teams.

Before Fame

Following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy and his subsequent decade-and-a-half of military service, he earned advanced engineering and architecture degrees from the Massachusetts and Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.


The United States Naval Academy's ice hockey arena was named in his honor.

Family Life

His marriage to Jacqueline Everhart produced two sons and one daughter.


He owned a small portion of the New York Yankees baseball team; the team's primary owner was George Steinbrenner.

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