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Pennsylvania State Senate

Moses Sullivan


Session Year Position District Party
1825 21 Democrat
1827 21 Democrat
1829 25 Democrat
1831 25 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny, Beaver, Butler


1786 - 1839

Brother of Charles Craven Sullivan, Moses Sullivan, eldest in the family of Charles and Susannah (Johnston) Sullivan, was born in Allegheny county, October 9, 1786, came to Butler from Northumberland County with the family in 1797, availed himself of all the means within his reach to secure an education, and became a scholarly man. With his brother John he established the Butler Centinel in 1820, represented Butler county in both branches of the General Assembly for many years, and was president of the state board of canal commissioners under Governor RITNER's administration. He was a modest, unassuming and popular gentleman, and the people often expressed their confidence in him. He married Susan MITCHELL, of Harrisburg, who became the mother of three children. Their eldest son, Lieut. Aaron SULLIVAN, of the Pennsylvania Cavalry, a bright young lawyer, laid down his life in the War of the Rebellion in defense of his country. Moses SULLIVAN died May 21, 1839.