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John Andrew SULLIVAN

(1868-1927)

SULLIVAN, John Andrew, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., May 10, 1868; attended the common and high schools; was graduated from the Boston University Law School in 1896; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; member of the State senate 1900-1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); declined to be a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law in Boston, Mass.; appointed a member of the Boston Finance Commission in July 1907 and served until the commission expired; in June 1909 became chairman of the permanent finance commission; resigned in 1914 to become corporation counsel of Boston; lecturer on municipal government in Harvard University in 1912 and 1913; lecturer at Boston University Law School 1920-1925; resumed the practice of his profession in Boston; died in Scituate, Mass., May 31, 1927; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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