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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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E. H. Sullivan.

E. H. Sullivan, one of the substantial agriculturists and most progressive and public-spirited citizens of Adair county, owns and operates an excellent farm of three hundred and sixty acres of valuable land on section 29, Jackson township, and has likewise long been an active factor in educational work.  His birth occurred in Jackson township, this county, on the 23d of July, 1861, his parents being Jahu B. and Margaret J. (Roberts) Sullican.  He began his education in the district schools, later continued his studies at Fontanelle and subsequently attended Drake University for one term.  When twenty years of age he began teaching and he taught four terms of school before abandoning the profession.  His interest in educational work has continued unabated, however, and for thirty-one years he has served as secretary of the school board, making a most commendable record in that connection.  In 1883 he began farming on his own account and in the intervening years has won a place among the substantial agriculturists of Jackson township, owning three hundred and sixty acres of Adair county's most valuable land.  He is likewise a stockholder in the Bridgewater Savings Bank.

On the 13th of January, 1887, Mr. Sullivan was united in marriage to Miss Laura Stoner, of Adair county, by whom he had four children, all of whom have passed away.  His political allegiance is given to the democracy and he has twice been the nominee of that party for the office of county superintendent of schools, while for seven years he acted as clerk of Jackson township.  Both he and his wife are devoted members of the Church of Christ.  Mr. Sullivan has ever been a broad reader and is well informed concerning the questions and issues of the day, keeping abreast of the times and always using his influence on the side of progress and advancement, especially along educational lines.  His entire life has been spent in this county and he enjoys an enviable reputation as one of its valued and worthy native sons.



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