James Mulvey
Born(1899-04-23)April 23, 1899
DiedDecember 3, 1973(1973-12-03) (aged 74)
Alma materColumbia University
Known forCo-owner of the Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers (1938-73)
Spouse(s)Dearie McKeever
RelativesStephen McKeever (father-in-law)
Ralph Branca (son-in-law)

James A. Mulvey was the co-owner of the Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League from 1938 through 1973 with his wife, Dearie Mulvey. In 1938, he inherited his share of the club from his father-in-law Stephen McKeever's estate. In 1950, Walter O'Malley assumed majority control of the Dodgers. The Mulvey's minority share was purchased by O'Malley in 1975, 17 years after the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Mulvey was also at one point president of Samuel Goldwyn Productions, for which he worked for from 1923, retiring in 1960.[1]

Mulvey died at Vero Beach, Florida in 1973 after recent years of declining health, where he had a winter home. He was buried in Brooklyn after a funeral was held in White Plains.[2]


  1. ^ Ramsaye, Terry (1953). Motion Picture and Television Almanac - Google Books. Retrieved 2012-12-29 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Star-News, Tuesday, December 04, 1973, Pasadena, California, United States Of America