Maurice Joseph SULLIVAN, Congress, NV (1884-1953)


SULLIVAN, Maurice Joseph, a Representative from Nevada; born in San Rafael, Marin County, Calif., December 7, 1884; attended the parochial school and Sacred Heart College, San Francisco, Calif.; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada 1915-1926 and 1939-1942; during the First World War was adjutant general of Nevada, disbursing officer of the United States Government, and draft executive of Nevada; colonel in the United States Army 1922-1932; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Carson City, Nev.; also a mining operator; principal owner of the Wood-Sullivan Hardware Co.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944; resumed the practice of law in Reno, Nev., until his death there August 9, 1953; interment in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery.

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