Leslie M. Mullins

Class of 1940 / Inducted 1975 / Football

Leslie Mullins was a lineman and captain for the 1939 Wasp football team. His athletic accomplishments earned him induction into the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.

Mullins also participated in track and was active in several student organizations, including as president of the student body and as a member of the Calliopean Literary Society, the Monogram Club, and the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity.

In 1942, Mullins graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, and promptly enlisted and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After returning to Southwest Virginia, Mullins established himself as an attorney and his practice became known throughout Southwest Virginia. He retired in 1992 and left Virginia to live closer to his children.

Mullins was named Wise County Citizen of the Year in 1982. He served on the Emory & Henry Board of Visitors and in 1991, he was granted an honorary citation by Emory & Henry for his dedication to the community. Additionally, he served as chairman of Clinch Valley College and president of the Kline Foundation.

Leslie Mullins passed away on January 15, 2004 at age 86.