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Francis Paul Sullivan

Francis Paul Sullivan, American architect.


  • Sullivan, Francis Paul was born on June 25, 1885 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Thomas Joseph and Mary Katherine (Connolly) Sullivan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1904. Student George Washington University, 1905-1909.


    • 1 daughter, Mannevillette. Engaged in practice of architecture, Washington, since 1926. partner with Delos H. Smith and Joseph Whitfield Burnum, since 1956. Consultant architect for work on United States Capitol, House and Senate office building.

      Associate architect with David Lynn (architect of the Capitol) and Harbison Hough, Livingston and Larson (consultant) to design reconstruction of House and Senate Chambers. Principal works; Afghanistan Embassy, Children’s Country Home, East Wing Senate Office Building, residence of Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone, Canadian Embassy. United States Legation, Tirana, Albania (in collaboration with Nathan C. Wyeth).

      Carrollsburg Housing Project National Sports Center.


    • Author: The Portion of a Champion, 1916. Also numerous articles relating to architecture, art criticism and city planning public in mags. and newspapers.


    Served as First lieutenant, Ordnance Reserve, 1918-1919. Member construction code committee N.R.A., 1933. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (2d vice president, 1935-1936.

    Member Society Architectural Historians, Thornton Society, Columbia History Society, American Planning and Civic Association (member committee of 100 on National Capital), Phi Sigma Kappa. Delaware International Congress of Architects, Paris, 1937. Clubs: Cosmos, University (Washington).


    • Married Villette Anderson, June 28, 1911.
    • father: Thomas Joseph Sullivan
    • mother: Mary Katherine (Connolly) Sullivan
    • spouse: Villette Anderson
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    Born June 25, 1885
    Died February 3, 1958
    (aged 72)