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Department of Defense Nomination of John M. Sullivan To Be an Assistant Secretary.

February 25, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate John M. Sullivan to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). Sullivan is the owner of Haug Die Casting Co., in Kenilworth, N.J., and founder of John M. Sullivan Co., in Jenkintown, Pa.

Sullivan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on December 18, 1924. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946 (class of 1947).

From 1946 to 1949, Sullivan served as a radar officer on the U.S.S. Providence. In 1949 he took flight training in Pensacola, Fla., and in 1950 became a naval aviator. He served on the U.S.S. Midway, specializing in tactics of close air support.

After leaving the Navy in 1954, Sullivan was a sales engineer for the Dolan Corp., and a manufacturer's agent. In 1961 he founded the John M. Sullivan Co., which markets industrial components.

Sullivan was coordinator of the Carter Presidential Campaign for the Pennsylvania primary in 1976. He and his wife were Carter delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

He is married to the former Mary Maxine Williamson. They have six children and reside in Jenkintown, Pa.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Defense Nomination of John M. Sullivan To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242623