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Leon Howard Sullivan

Leon Howard Sullivan, American clergyman. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1941. Initiator Sullivan Principals for South Africa, 1977, Global Sullivan Principals Worldwide, 1999.

Background

  • Sullivan, Leon Howard was born on October 16, 1922 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, West Virginia State University, 1943. Doctor of Humanities (honorary), West Virginia State University, 1956. Student, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1945.

      Master of Arts in Religion, Columbia University, 1947. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Virginia Union University, 1956. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Dartmouth College, 1968.

      Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Princeton University, 1969. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Yale University, 1971. Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), Delaware State College, 1966.

      D.Social Sciences (honorary), Villanova University, 1968. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Beaver College, 1967. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Swarthmore College, 1968.

      Honorary Doctor of Laws, Bowdoin College, 1968. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Denison University, 1968. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Gannon College, 1969.

      Honorary Doctor of Laws, Temple University, 1969. Doctor of Education (honorary), Judson College, 1967.

    Career

    • Pastor Zion Baptist Church, Philadelphia, 1950-1988, pastor emeritus, 1988. President International Foundation for Education and Self Help, from 1984. Founder, chairman board Zion Home for Retired, since 1960, Opportunities Industrialization Centers American, since 1964, Zion Investment Associates, Inc., Progress Aerospace Inc.

      Director Girard Bank Philadelphia, General Motors Corporation.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1941.

    Works

    Membership

    Initiator Sullivan Principals for South Africa, 1977, Global Sullivan Principals Worldwide, 1999.

    Connections

    • Married Grace Banks, August 1945. Children– Howard, Julie, Hope.
    • spouse: Grace Banks
    • children: Howard Sullivan
    • Julie Sullivan
    • Hope Sullivan
    Leon Howard Sullivan
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    Died April 24, 2001
    (aged 78)
    Nationality
    • 1943
      West Virginia State University
    • 1956
      West Virginia State University
    • 1945
      Union Theological Seminary
    • 1947
      Columbia University
    • 1956
      Virginia Union University
    • 1968
      Dartmouth College
    • 1969
      Princeton University
    • 1971
      Yale University
    • 1966
      Delaware State College
    • 1968
      Villanova University
    • 1967
      Beaver College
    • 1968
      Swarthmore College
    • 1968
      Bowdoin College
    • 1968
      Denison University
    • 1969
      Gannon College
    • 1969
      Temple University
    • 1967
      Judson College
    • 1950 - 1988
      Pastor Zion Baptist Church
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1988
      Pastor Zion Baptist Church
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