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Henry Joseph Sullivan

Henry Joseph Sullivan, American utilities executive. Recipient certificate of service War Production Board, 1945, distinguished service medal 425th Infantry Regiment, Michigan National Guard, 1954; citation American Legion, 1957; service citation Detroit City Council, 1957.


  • Sullivan, Henry Joseph was born on June 30, 1905 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Henry B. and Mary Elizabeth (Kelley) Sullivan.

  • Education

    • Student of University Detroit, University of Michigan, Wayne State University.


    • With Detroit Edison Company, since 1926, beginning as construction clerk, successively field construction clerk, construction superintendent Trenton power plant, field engineer, president’s staff, staff chairman of board, assistant to vice president, 1926-1952, assistant to president civic and community affairs, since 1955, member management council, since 1956.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member regional War Production Board, Detroit, 1943-1945. Member American Ordnance Association (member of national council, chairman. Membership committee Michigan post 1946-1952), American Society Planning Officials (president 1957-1958), United States Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Central Business District Association, Urban Land Institute, National Industrial Zoning Committee (chairman 1955-1957), National Defense Council, Detroit Board Commerce, Greater Detroit Area Hospital Council.

    Club: Detroit Brat.


    • Married Letty H. Coghlin, October 19, 1929. Children: Henry, Letty (Mistress Richard S. McLeod), Maureen, James.
    • father: Henry B. Sullivan
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Kelley) Sullivan
    • spouse: Letty H. Coghlin
    • children: Henry Sullivan
    • Letty Sullivan (Mistress Richard S. McLeod)
    • Maureen Sullivan
    • James Sullivan
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    Died March 8, 1959
    (aged 53)