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date: 07 December 2019

Sullivan, Johnlocked

(17 February 1741–23 January 1795)
  • Louis M. Waddell


Sullivan, John (17 February 1741–23 January 1795), soldier and politician, was born in Summersworth Parish, Maine, the son of Owen O’Sullivan (who also called himself John Sullivan), a schoolmaster, and Margery Brown. In 1760, after studying law under Samuel Livermore, he married Lydia Remick Worster; they had had six children, four of whom survived infancy. In about 1763 he set up a law practice in Durham, New Hampshire. His aggressiveness, especially in pressing debtors, made many enemies, but his gregariousness and dash attracted a following. He supported Governor ...

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