Does MPHS have photographs: Yes
Address in Mount Prospect: 306 S. Emerson Street
Birth Date: February 23, 1875
Death Date: March 7, 1963
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.