A collection of material related to the
personal and professional life of William Sullivan, Boston lawyer, Federalist and
William Sullivan (1774-1839) was a prominent Boston lawyer, Federalist politician, and
author. Sullivan was active in Federalist party politics and helped to plan party policies.
In addition to his party activities, Sullivan held numerous state and city positions and
held various elective offices in Massachusetts (representative, senator, and Executive
Council member) until 1830. In 1802, Sullivan married Sarah Webb Swan, the daughter of
Colonel James Swan, a wealthy Boston merchant. Sullivan was also an author; among his
publications were historical works, as well as a series of "class-books" designed to further
popular education in the country.
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