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Christopher Daniel Sullivan (July 14, 1870 - August 3, 1942) was a United States Representative from New York from 1917 to 1941. Born in New York City, he attended public schools, St. James Parochial School, and St. Mary's Academy in New York City. He was engaged in the real-estate business before being elected to the New York State Senate in 1906, after which he was reelected in 1908, 1910, 1912, and 1914, serving until 1916 when he successfully ran for Congress.

Sullivan was one of the final "bosses" of the infamous political machine, Tammany Hall. Try as he might, he could not restore the suffering machine, and witnessed its slow loss of power during his reign.

Sullivan was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress, and re-elected eleven times, holding federal 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 (Sixty-fifth 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.


United States House of Representatives
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

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