Sullivan, John Lawrence

(1899-1982)
   Born in New Hampshire, John L. Sullivan was a graduate of Dartmouth College in 1921 and Harvard Law School in 1924, and he practiced law in New Hampshire. A Democrat, he failed twice to win the gubernatorial elections in the 1930s but in 1939 became first assistant to the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and then was chosen as assistant secretary in the Treasury. In 1947, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Award and Silver Medal for his work on wartime finances. In 1945, he was appointed assistant secretary of the navy for air and then undersecretary of the navy before finally becoming secretary of the navy in 1947. However, Sullivan resigned in protest at the policies of the defense secretary, Louis Johnson, in 1949 and returned to his legal practice.

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