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John Murchison Sully

John Murchison Sully, American mining engineer. Member New Mexico Council of Defense, World War I. Regent New Mexico State School of Mines.; Mason, Knights of Pythias, Elk.


  • Sully, John Murchison was born on July 5, 1868 in Dedham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John and Agnes Eliza (Murchison) Sully.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1888.


    • With Boston & Montana Consolidated Silver & Gold Mining Company, 1888. Assistant superintendent Bergen Pt. Chemical Works, Bayonne, New Jersey, 1888-1890.

      With Nier & Hartford, engrs., Chattanooga, 1890-1892, Hebert & Company, Chattanooga, 1892-1893. Engineer and superintendent, Chickamauga Coal & Iron Company, 1894-1900. In charge mines, at Joplin, Missouri, 1900-1901, Hites Cove Mining Company, Mariposa.

      California, 1901-1902. Examination mines, California and Mexico, 1902-1903. Assistant superintendent Woodstock Iron Company, Anniston, Alabama, 1903-1904.

      With Hermosa Copper Company, Hanover, New Mexico, 1904. Made examination and report on properties of Santa Rita (New Mexico) Mining Company, 1905-1906. Examining Mexican properties, 1906-1908.

      Construction engineering and engineer in charge Santa Rita (New Mexico) Mining Company, 1908-1909. With Chino Copper Company, 1909-1924. General manager same and Ray Consolidated Copper Company, 1924-1926.

      General manager Chino Mines, New Mexico Division, and Nevada Consolidated Copper Сompany. Vice president and managing director Gallup (New Mexico) American Coal Company.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Conglist


    Member New Mexico Council of Defense, World War I. Regent New Mexico State School of Mines. Mason, Knights of Pythias, Elk.


    • Married Beulah K. Lilly, 1892.; married second, Marjorie L. Bloom, December 10, 1924. Children: Kenneth M., Gertrude Agnes, Ruth.
    • father: John Sully
    • mother: Agnes Eliza (Murchison) Sully
    • spouses: Beulah K. Lilly
    • Marjorie L. Bloom
    • children: Kenneth M. Sully
    • Gertrude Agnes Sully
    • Ruth Sully
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    Died July 15, 1933
    (aged 65)