Edward J. Sullivan

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Edward J. Sullivan
Clerk of Courts for Middlesex County, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by Charles T. Hughes[1]
Succeeded by Michael A. Sullivan
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by John J. Foley
Succeeded by Tom McNamara
Member of the City Council
of Cambridge, Massachusetts
In office
Personal details
Born 1921 (1921)
Cambridge, Massachusetts[2]
Died July 24, 2007 (2007-07-25) (aged 86)
Cambridge, Massachusetts[2]
Resting place Cambridge Cemetery[2]
Political party Democratic[1]
Spouse(s) Jacqueline S. Scully
Parents Michael (Mickey the Dude) and Mary (Hart) Sullivan
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy[2]

Edward J. Sullivan (1921 – July 24, 2007) was clerk of courts for Middlesex County, Massachusetts and mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Edward's brother, Walter J. Sullivan also served as Mayor of Cambridge, as did his nephew, Michael. As clerk of courts, he instituted the one-day–one-case jury system.[3] He was succeeded as clerk of courts by his nephew, Michael A. Sullivan, after holding the position for 48 years.[4] The former Middlesex Superior Court building was named the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in his honor.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John F. Foley
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
1956 - 1957
Succeeded by
Tom McNamara
Preceded by
Charles T. Hughes
Clerk of Courts for Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1959 - 2006
Succeeded by
Michael A. Sullivan


  1. ^ a b Staff Writer of The Christian Science Monitor (November 6, 1958), Democrats Break GOP County Holds Veteran DA Unseated Record Democratic Vote, Boston, MA: The Christian Science Monitor, p. 2. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Abel, David (July 26, 2007), Edward Sullivan, 86, clerk of courts, Cambridge icon, Boston, MA: The Boston Globe, p. . 
  3. ^ Cambridge obituary
  4. ^ Boston Globe obituary