Samuel Mulledy (1811–1866) was an American Catholic priest and Jesuit.
Born in Virginia, he attended Georgetown College in Washington, D.C.,
where his brother, Thomas F. Mulledy, was the president. He then entered
the Society of Jesus in 1831 and proved to be a good student. He was
sent to Rome to study for the priesthood and to prepare for teaching.
Upon his return, he held senior academic positions, culminating in his
appointment as president of Georgetown College in 1845. Mulledy
reluctantly accepted the position but requested to be relieved just
eight months later. He continued to teach and minister, until his
expulsion from the Jesuit order in 1850 due to alcoholism. For the next
decade, he was a transient at churches in Massachusetts and New York,
until being assigned to St. Lawrence O'Toole in New York City, where he
remained for the rest of his life. On his deathbed, Mulledy successfully
petitioned to be re-admitted to the Society of Jesus.
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