William C. Mulso

Does MPHS have photographs: Yes

Address in Mount Prospect: 306 S. Emerson Street

Birth Date: February 23, 1875

Death Date: March 7, 1963

Marriage
Date: Unknown

Spouse: Bertha

Children: Arnold, Clara, Leona, and Walter

Interesting information on life, career, accomplishments

In 1924 the village of Mount Prospect hired William Mulso as the first Police Chief in Mount Prospect. He replaced a magistrate as the head of law enforcement in the community. He was, in fact a one man police and public works department. When he took the job, there were no paved roads and a population was less than 500. The town developed quickly in the 1920s and in 1932 he hired George Whittenberg, as a second police officer, in part because Whittenberg was able to ride a motorcycle. The two, with the help of a portable jail cell, known as the Blaha after its first occupant, kept order in the community.

 

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