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Leon Howard Sullivan

clergyman

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.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1941.

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