Tully, John F.
JOHN F. Tully is a lawyer in the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, where he defends clients in commercial, environmental and property damage lawsuits.
Tully graduated from St. Francis College in 1967 and named the new college board chairman on July 1. He received a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Tully began his legal career working in the homicide bureau of the New York County district attorney's office. He went on to work for ExxonMobil, where he first served as staff counsel, focusing on environmental and employment law issues, and eventually rose to the position of assistant general counsel, where he was responsible for worldwide litigation.
Tully is second generation Irish American. After emigrating to the U.S. from Co. Galway, his grandmother worked as a maid in a house on Remsen Street in Brooklyn, current home to St. Francis College, where he earned a BA in history.
His grandfather hailed from Co. Cavan, where Tully, his wife and two children visited in 2008, fulfilling his desire to show the children "exactly where their great grandfather was born and raised."
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