SULLIVAN, James, (brother of John Sullivan and uncle of George Sullivan),
a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Berwick, Maine (then a part of
Massachusetts), April 22, 1744; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar
about 1782 and commenced practice in Biddeford; Kings attorney for York County; active in
pre-Revolutionary movements; member of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts in 1774 and
1775; member of the general court in 1775 and 1776; justice of the superior court 1776-1782;
elected to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783 but did not attend; member of the executive
council in 1787; judge of probate for Suffolk County in 1788; state attorney general 1790-1807;
governor of Massachusetts in 1807 and 1808; died in Boston, Mass., December 10, 1808; interment
in Central Boston Common Cemetery.
BibliographySprague, John Francis. Three Men from Maine:
Sir William Pepperrell, Sir William Phips, James Sullivan. And A Bit of Old
England in New England by Bertram E. Packard. Dover-Foxcroft, Maine: Spragues
Journal of Maine History, 1924.