Biography of Daniel D. Sullivan
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sullivan, Daniel D., postmaster at Fall River, was born in Boston, in that part called Charlestown, November 1, 1841, and came to Fall River with his parents in 1844. He attended the public schools until the age of nine years and then obtained employment in the Troy Cotton Mill, which at that time had but five and one half pairs of looms and he operated one half pair of them. Two years later he went to the Quequechan Mill, working under Capt. James Brady. In 1854 his parents moved to that part of the city now known as Globe Village, which was then in Tiverton. R. I. In 1869 he embarked in the grocery business with Edward Harrington (Harrington & Sullivan). He continued this business until 1875, when he was appointed assistant assessor, which office he resigned after a few months to accept a position as United States census taker. Later he engaged in the undertaking business with an office on South Main street. Since his appointment as postmaster this has been conducted by his sons, James E and Michael H., under the firm name of D. D. Sullivan & Sons. Mr. Sullivan has prospered in life and has displayed rare executive and administrative ability in all his business relations. He has been active in politics as a Democrat for many years, and has attained strength, influence and popularity, not only in his own party, but as a public spirited citizen, interested in every movement destined to promote the public good. From 1884 to 1891 he was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, and in 1891, a member of State Central Committee at large. He was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888, and a congressional delegate to Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1892. Mr. Sullivan has alwaysencouraged the recognition of the younger element of his party. For many years he has been president of the Daily Globe Publishing Company. He has been a member of the Young Men's Irish American Temperance Society since 1877; was one of the founders of the Clover Club, and is a director of St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum and of the Fall River Board of Trade.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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