Louis R. Sullivan

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Louis Robert Sullivan (1892–1925) was an American anthropologist.

He was born in Houlton, Maine, on May 21, 1892. He studied at Bates College and Brown University. In 1916 he joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural History. Sullivan’s contributions to physical anthropology include a large number of papers upon a variety of subjects, but especially upon Polynesian anthropometry.[1]


  • Essentials of anthropometry (1928)
  • Racial types in the Philippine islands (1925)
  • A Contribution to Samoan Somatology (1921)
  • Anthropometry of the Siouan Tribes (1920)[2]


  1. ^ Michael A. Little, Kenneth A. R. Kennedy Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century 2009, p. 66
  2. ^ Sullivan, Anthropometry of the Siouan Tribes (1920). American Museum of Natural History, New York. 6: 131–134.  Missing or empty |title= (help)