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Henry Joseph Sullivan

utilities executive

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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