Published September 9, 2014
VFH Board Member Edward Mullen
VFH Board Member Edward Mullen

Raised in Alexandria, VA, Edward Mullen cultivated an early appreciation for the humanities as his parents were both singers, and his neighborhood was teeming with artists. Edward is now a practicing lawyer in Richmond, VA.

After learning about VFH, Edward requested that (then) Governor McDonnell appoint him as a member of the Board so that he could further aid and contribute to the preservation of the humanities.

Eager to share those experiences which led him to this position, Edward recently sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about how the humanities have shaped his life.

When I found VFH, … I was thrilled to hear that they’re people doing exactly what I love, and protecting, and preserving and seeking out exactly what I love.

As a society it’s crucial to have a focus on the humanities … you need to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.

I don’t think you can be successful, or not as successful as you’d like to be, without an appreciation for the humanities.

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