Matthew W. Bullock Jr. ’40

Matthew W. Bullock Jr. ’40 died on July 7, 2013.

He was born on April 4, 1920, in Boston and graduated from Boston Latin High School. He graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Masque and Gown, and the Afro-American Society. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1947. He served to first lieutenant in the Army during World War II and was awarded American, European, and Pacific theater ribbons. He was an associate at a private law firm from 1947 to 1952 before entering public service as assistant Philadelphia city solicitor from 1952 to 1963. He moved up the ranks to become first deputy city solicitor in 1970, a post he held for two years before being elected judge in the Court of Common Pleas, where he served for the next ten years. He was a charter member of the ACLU in Philadelphia and served on its board for many years. He had two daughters, Katherine and Susan.

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