James Sullivan

Infobox Governor | name=James Sullivan

office=Governor of Massachusetts
term_start=May 29, 1807
term_end=December 10, 1808
predecessor=Caleb Strong
successor=Levi Lincoln, Sr.
birth_date= birth date|1744|4|22|mf=y
birth_place=Berwick, Maine
death_date=death date and age|1808|12|10|1744|4|22|mf=y
death_place=Boston, Massachusetts?
spouse= (1) Mehitable Odiarne, (2) Martha Langdon

James Sullivan (b. April 22 1744, Berwick, Maine - d. December 10 1808) was a U.S. political figure. For his services as a lawyer defending land claims in York County, Maine, in 1773 Sullivan was offered a portion within the tract. He accepted, and the property was organized as Limerick Plantation, named after County Limerick, Ireland, the birthplace of his father. In 1775, he helped settle the town, which on March 6 1787 would be incorporated as Limerick, Maine.

In 1776, Sullivan was a judge in Massachusetts. Although he was elected to represent Massachusetts at the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 he did not attend. From 1790 to 1807, he was the Republican attorney general of Massachusetts and in 1801 prosecuted the Dedham murderer Jason Fairbanks. He also served as the governor of Massachusetts between 1807 and 1808. He was the brother of John Sullivan.

He died in office on December 10 1808, aged 64, and was interred in the Boston Common Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts.

External links

* [http://www.mass.gov/statehouse/massgovs/jsullivan.htm Official Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Biography]

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