Biography of Eugene F. Sullivan
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Eugene F. Sullivan. - Among the leading young attorneys of Oswego County is Eugene F. Sullivan, who is associated with the well known firm of Fanning & Fanning, in Fulton. He was born at Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1899, the son of Richard E. and Rose L. (Rafferty) Sullivan.

Richard E. Sullivan was born in Fulton and in 1890 he went to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he was employed as a wharfinger. In 1916 he returned to Fulton where he was engaged in the hotel business until his death, Oct. 12, 1922. His widow still resides here. Their children were: 1. Eugene Francis, the subject of this sketch. 2. Anna Ethel, married Vincent R. Smalley, lives at Larchmont, N. Y. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Law School, class of 1925. Mrs. Smalley is a graduate of Syracuse University.

Eugene F. Sullivan received his early education in the Brooklyn public schools, and in 1918 was graduated from Fulton High School. He received the degree of Bachelor of Science at Union College in 1922 and was made a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity while a student at that institution. Mr. Sullivan then spent one year in the office of Hon. George Fanning in Fulton, and after receiving the degree of L. L. B. he returned to the firm of Fanning & Fanning in 1926, and has since been identified with them.

On Oct. 18, 1926, Mr. Sullivan was united in marriage with Miss Ruth It. Reedy, of Albany, N. Y. She is also a lawyer by profession, being graduated from the Albany Law School in 1924, and she spent two years in the office of the attorney general of New York State. Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan had four children, the oldest were twins, born in 1927, died in infancy, Eugene Francis, Jr., born September, 1928, and Jane Ann, born November, 1930.

Mr. Sullivan is a Republican, a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and is affiliated with the Elks Lodge, being present Exalted Ruler of Fulton Lodge. He also belongs to the Knights of Columbus, 3rd degree, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is an active member of the Oswego County Bar Association, and Oswego Country Club.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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