Christopher D. Sullivan

Christopher Daniel Sullivan (July 14, 1870 – August 3, 1942) was an American politician from New York who served twelve terms as a United States Congressman.

Christopher Daniel Sullivan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byGeorge W. Loft
Succeeded byLouis J. Capozzoli
Member of the New York Senate
from the 11th district
In office
January 1, 1909 – November 7, 1916
Preceded byDominick F. Mullaney
Succeeded byBernard Downing
Member of the New York Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 1, 1907 – December 31, 1908
Preceded byBernard F. Martin
Succeeded byWilliam J. A. Caffrey
Personal details
Born(1870-07-14)July 14, 1870
New York City
DiedAugust 3, 1942(1942-08-03) (aged 72)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Helen Sullivan (1875–1907)
ChildrenChristopher Sullivan Jr (1897), Isabel Sullivan (1899), Helen Sullivan (1902), Estelle Sullivan (1903), Vincent Sullivan (1905–1910)
ResidenceManhattan, New York
OccupationReal Estate, State Senator, United States Congressman


Born in New York City, he attended the public schools, St. James Parochial School, and St. Mary's Academy. Then he engaged in the real-estate business, and entered politics, joining Tammany Hall.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1907 to 1916, sitting in the 130th, 131st, 132nd, 133rd, 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th and 139th New York State Legislatures.

Sullivan was elected as a Democrat to the 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 74th, 75th and 76th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1917 to January 3, 1941. While in the House he was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (65th Congress). Sullivan did not seek re-election in 1940, and resided in New York City until his death in 1942. He was interred at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, New York.

State Senator Charles D. Perry (1907–1964) was his nephew. Charles was the son of Christopher's half-brother Henry Charles Perry, known as Harry Perry. (Harry was also involved in New York politics.)


  • United States Congress. "Christopher D. Sullivan (id: S001051)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Bernard F. Martin
New York State Senate
13th District

Succeeded by
William J. A. Caffrey
Preceded by
Dominick F. Mullaney
New York State Senate
11th District

Succeeded by
Bernard Downing
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Loft
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Louis Capozzoli