Russell Mullen

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Russell H. Mullen
New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation
In office
August 15, 1977 – May 22, 1978
Preceded byAlan Sagner
Succeeded byLouis Gambaccini

Russell H. Mullen (born 1924) served as Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation from August 14, 1977 to May 22, 1978. He was in the cabinet of Governor Brendan Byrne.[1] Mullen began his career as a reporter for the Associated Press in the Newark and Trenton bureaus, and joined the staff of the New Jersey State Highway Commission in 1961. From 1971 to 1975, he was the Director of Construction for New York City under Mayors John Lindsay and Abraham Beame. He returned to New Jersey in 1975 as the Assistant Commissioner of Transportation for Transportation Planning and Project Coordination.[2] Mullen retired from the Department of Transportation in September 1991 after 31 years. Mullen became Acting Commissioner when Alan Sagner resigned to become Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and served until Louis Gambaccini assumed the post in 1978.[3]


  1. ^ "Governor Byrne's Cabinet". Center on the American Governor. Rutgers University. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ Waggoner, Walter H. (16 August 1977). "Trenton Topics; Head of Lawn King Gets Jail And a Fine in Antitrust Suit". New York Times.
  3. ^ "Russell H. Mullen". Find The Data. Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 25 March 2016.