James Mark Sullivan

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James Mark Sullivan (January 6, 1873 – August 15, 1935[citation needed]), was a lawyer and the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Santo Domingo under Woodrow Wilson.[1] He was arrested in Dublin in 1916 for aiding the Irish rebellion.[2][3]


He was born in Kerry, Ireland on January 6, 1873. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida on August 15, 1935.[2] He emigrated to the United States with his family when he was a boy around 1880 and he became a lawyer and prize fight promoter there.[4][5] Also becoming the Manager-Director of the Gaelic American.[6]

In March 1916 he and Henry M. Fitzgibbon founded the 'Film Company of Ireland'.[4]

He served during turbulent times in the history of the Dominican Republic and was recalled to Washington at least once because "his services have not been wholly satisfactory".[7] He was appointed August 12, 1913 and left the post on June 20, 1915.[1]

He was a friend of Michael Collins.[8]


  1. ^ a b "James Mark Sullivan (1873-1935)". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2009-08-22. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Dominican Republic). Appointed: August 12, 1913. Presentation of Credentials: September 23, 1913. Termination of Mission: Left post June 20, 1915.
  2. ^ a b "James Sullivan, Ex-diplomat, Dead. New York Lawyer Served Two Years as Minister to Santo Domingo Under Wilson". New York Times. August 17, 1935. Retrieved 2009-08-22. James Mark Sullivan, Irish-born lawyer, had a stormy career as United States Minister to Santo Domingo and shortly afterward, when he was arrested in ...
  3. ^ Sedgwick, Hubert M (August 18, 1935). "Sullivan Had Rapid Rise To Success". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2009-08-22. James Mark Sullivan, the Connecticut boy whom William Jennings Bryan made an international character by terming him "a deserving Democrat'" and securing his appointment as envoy to Santo Domingo, closed a career of radiance. Celtic vigor of wit and...
  4. ^ a b https://books.google.se/books?id=CSmvAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT28&dq=james+sullivan+easter+rising&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirzaSt6urfAhWBjCwKHZh6D-UQ6AEIMzAC#v=onepage&q=james%20sullivan&f=false
  5. ^ Woodrow Wilson And The Progressive Era 1910-1917 by Arthur S. Link p.97
  6. ^ https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=ogv1&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=61054&gsfn=James&gsln=Sullivan&new=1&rank=1&uidh=2p2&redir=false&msT=1&gss=angs-d&pcat=36&fh=0&h=543&recoff=&ml_rpos=1
  7. ^ "Santo Domingo and Hayti". The Independent. Jul 13, 1914. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  8. ^ https://books.google.se/books?id=CSmvAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT28&dq=james+sullivan+easter+rising&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirzaSt6urfAhWBjCwKHZh6D-UQ6AEIMzAC#v=onepage&q=james%20sulliva&f=false