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Aloysius Michael Sullivan

poet , editor , advertising executive.

Aloysius Michael Sullivan, American poet, editor, advertising executive. Fellow New Jersey History Society; member Poetry Society American (president 1939-1942, 50-52.


Sullivan, Aloysius Michael was born on August 9, 1896 in Harrison, New Jersey, United States. Son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Flynn) Sullivan.


Honorary Doctor of Laws, St. Edward’s College, Austin, Texas, 1964. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Montclair State College, 1970.


Free lance writer, 1917. With Submarine Boat Corporation, 1918-1924. With J. P. Muller Advertising Agency, New York City, 1924-1934.

With Dun & Bradstreet, 1934-1961, consultant, to 1971. Editor Dun’s Review, 1954-1961. Medalist, Catholic Poetry Society American, 1958.


  • Author numerous books, including: Incident in Silver, 1950. Psalms of the Prodigal, 1953. The Bottom of the Sea, 1966.

    Songs of the Musconetcong and Other Poems of New Jersey, 1968, audio cassette edit., 1973. Selected Lyrics and Sonnets, 1970. (essays) The Three Dimensional Man, 1956.

    (collected editorials) Human Values in Management, 1968. Contributor nat. mags. Founder of the New Poetry Hour, a radio forum for poets over WOR and Mutual Network.

    Subject of films: Songs of the Musconetcong (Public Broadcasting Service), 1979. The Work of Love-A.M. Sullivan, Poet (Council on International Nontheatrical Events Golden Eagle award), 1979.


Fellow New Jersey History Society. Member Poetry Society American (president 1939-1942, 50-52. Clubs: Advertising, Downtown Athletic (New York City).


Married Catherine Veronica McNamee, October 8, 1919. Children: Catherine Rose, Mary Rose Sullivan Tuohy.

William Henry Sullivan

Mary Elizabeth (Flynn) Sullivan

Catherine Veronica McNamee

Catherine Rose Sullivan

Mary Rose Sullivan Tuohy Sullivan