EDGAR M. CULLEN, JURIST, DIES AT 78 Ex-Chief Judge of Court of Ap- peals Succumbs in Brook- lyn Home After a Stroke. CIVIL WAR COLONEL AT 19 He Presided at Impeachment Trial of Governor Sulzer and Issued In- junction Against John Y. McKane. Former Chief Judge Edgar M. Cullen of the Court of Appeals and for more than thirty years a Supreme Court Jus- tice in Brooklyn, died yesterday at his home, 144 Willow Street, Brooklyn. He had been in failing health for some time and about three weeks ago he suffered a stroke of apoplexy, from which he did not recover. Judge Cullen retired from the bench in 1914 because of the age limit, and he afterward became a member of the law firm of Cullen & Dykman, with offices at 117 Montague Street, Brooklyn. It was while he was on the Supreme Court Bench that Justice Cullen issued the injunction against John Y. McKane, the "Czar of Coney Island," and his followers, ordering them to desist from interfering with the watchers at the polls in 1893. When this injunction was served on McKane the latter replied, "Injunctions don't go here." McKane went to Sing Sing Prison later and the subsequent reform cleaned politics up in the Borough of Gravesend. Another famous case in which he was concerned was the impeachment of Gov- ernor William Sulzer in 1913. Judge Cullen presided at the impeachment trial which resulted in the ousting of Sulzer. Justice Cullen was one of the four out of nine who voted in the negative. Justice Cullen was born in Brooklyn in December, 1843. He attended Kinder- hook College , and was graduated from Columbia College in 1850. He was studying in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute when the storm of the Civil War broke, and he enlisted at once. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the First United States Infantry and he served with the regular army until 1862, when, although only 19 years old, he was made Colonel commanding the Sixty- ninth New York Volunteer Infantry, and before he was 21 years old he com- manded a full brigade in action. Forced out of the war by a wound, Justice Cullen returned to the study of engineering, but gave that up to enter law. He was active in Democratic poli- tics, and from 1872 to 1875 he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County. In 1876 he was Engineer in Chief on the staff of Governor Tilden. In 1880 he was elected to the Supreme Court, and was re-elected in 1894. He as appointed to the Court of Appeals by Governor Roosevelt in 1900, and ap- pointed Chief Justice of that court by Governor Odell to succeed Alton B. Parker, who resigned to run for Presi- dent. Judge Cullen was unmarried. Four sisters, the misses Margaret, Charlotte and Elizabeth Cullen of Brooklyn and Countess Caroline de Valle of Madrid, survive him.