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Moses Sullivan


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1825-1826 21 Democrat
1827-1828 21 Democrat
1829-1830 25 Democrat
1831-1832 25 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny, Beaver, Butler

Biography

10/09/1786 - 05/21/1839

Moses Sullivan (D21) 1825-1828 (D25) 1829-1832 Allegheny, Beaver, Butler Counties

Early Life:

Moses Sullivan, born October 9, 1786, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of Charles Craven Sullivan Sr. and Susannah Johnston Sullivan; moved from Northumberland County to Butler County, family,1797; established, Butler Centinel (Butler, Pennsylvania) 1820-1830, with his brother John; elected Pennsylvania House of Representatives; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 21st district, 1825-1828; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 25th district, 1829-1832; appointed, president, state board of canal commissioners, 1835-1839; married, Susan Mitchell Sullivan, 1830, children, Aaron Sullivan, Mary E. Sullivan, Moses Sullivan; died, May 21, 1839 (aged 52); interment, North Side Cemetery, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Established, Butler Centinel (Butler, Pennsylvania) 1820-1830, with brother John.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 21st district, 1825-1828.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 25th district, 1829-1832.

Appointed, president, state board of canal commissioners, Governor Joseph Ritner,1835-1839.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

N/A

Legacy:

Brother, Pennsylvania State Senator Charles Craven Sullivan, Allegheny and Butler Counties 1841-1846.

Eldest son, Lieutenant Aaron Sullivan, Pennsylvania Cavalry, laid down his life in the War of the Rebellion in defense of his country, July 9, 1862 (aged 31) Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky.

Cited:

History of Butler County Pennsylvania, 1895 - Biographical Sketches, Chapter 70, Page 676.

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