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Christopher D. Sullivan : biography

July 14, 1870 - August 3, 1942

Christopher Daniel Sullivan (July 14, 1870 – August 3, 1942) was an American politician from New York who served twelve terms as a United States Congressman.


Born in New York City, he attended the public schools, St. James Parochial School, and St. Mary's Academy. Then he engaged in the real-estate business, and entered politics, joining Tammany Hall.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1907 to 1916, sitting in the 130th, 131st, 132nd, 133rd, 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th and 139th New York State Legislatures.

Sullivan was elected as a Democrat to the 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 74th, 75th and 76th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1917 to January 3, 1941. While in the House he was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (65th Congress). Sullivan did not seek re-election in 1940, and resided in New York City until his death in 1942. He was interred at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, New York.

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