/sul"euh veuhn/, n.
1. Annie (Anne Mansfield Sullivan Macy), 1866-1936, U.S. teacher of Helen Keller.
2. Sir Arthur (Seymour), 1842-1900, English composer: collaborator with Sir William Gilbert.
3. Ed(ward Vincent), 1902-74, U.S. journalist and television host.
4. Harry Stack /stak/, 1892-1949, U.S. psychiatrist.
5. John L(awrence), 1858-1918, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1882-92.
6. Louis Henri /hen"ree/, 1856-1924, U.S. architect.

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(as used in expressions)
Sullivan Sir Arthur Seymour
Sullivan Edward Vincent
Sullivan Harry Stack
Sullivan John Lawrence
Sullivan Louis Henry

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      county, southwestern New Hampshire, U.S., bounded to the west by Vermont; the Connecticut River constitutes the border. The terrain consists of uplands with several mountain ranges, including the Croydon and Sunapee. The county is drained by the Sugar and Cold rivers; Sunapee Lake lies along the northeastern border. Parklands include Pillsbury State Park and Gile, Hubbard Hill, and Honey Brook state forests. Built in 1866, the Cornish-Windsor Bridge (460 feet [140 metres]) is one of the nation's longest covered bridges. County timberland mainly consists of maple, birch, and beech, with stands of spruce and fir.

      Colonists fortified Charlestown in 1744 as a bulwark against French and Indian attackers. When the county was created in 1827, Newport was chosen as the county seat. The county was named for John Sullivan (Sullivan, John), an officer and political leader during the American Revolution. In the mid-19th century, Claremont residents were employed in the manufacture of textiles, paper, and machinery. Notable county residents included politician Salmon P. Chase (Chase, Salmon P.) and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Saint-Gaudens, Augustus). The main economic activities are manufacturing (textiles and firearms) and tourism, which is especially important in the area surrounding Sunapee Lake. Area 537 square miles (1,392 square km). Pop. (2000) 40,458; (2007 est.) 42,689.

      county, southeastern New York state, U.S., bordered by Pennsylvania to the southwest (the Delaware River constituting the boundary), the Catskill Mountains to the north, and the Shawangunk Mountains to the southeast. The rolling hills of the southwest rise to the mountainous areas of the north and southeast. The county is drained by the Tenmile, Mongaup, and Neversink rivers. Other bodies of water include Neversink, Toronto, and Swinging Bridge reservoirs. Recreational areas include Catskill Park and Lake Superior State Park. Forests consist of a mix of northern hardwoods.

      Algonquian-speaking Indians lived in the area when white settlers arrived. Sullivan county was created in 1809 and named for American Revolutionary general John Sullivan (Sullivan, John). The principal communities are Liberty, South Fallsburg, Smallwood, and Monticello, which is the county seat.

      The lakes and mountains support ski resorts and other recreation and tourism. Area 970 square miles (2,512 square km). Pop. (2000) 73,966; (2007 est.) 76,303.

      county, north-central Pennsylvania, U.S., consisting of a mountainous region on the Allegheny Plateau. The principal waterways are Loyalsock and Muncy creeks and Hunters, Eagles Mere, and Mokoma lakes. Parklands include Wyoming State Forest, Worlds End State Park, and part of Ricketts Glen State Park on Lake Jean.

      Sullivan county was created in 1847 and named for John Sullivan (Sullivan, John), a general in the American Revolution. In 1853 Peter Armstrong and his wife founded an Adventist group near Laporte (the county seat). They later abandoned the religious experiment and officially deeded their communal lands to God.

      The economy depends on lumbering and leather tanneries. Sullivan county, one of Pennsylvania's seven completely rural counties, is also one of the state's least populous. Area 450 square miles (1,165 square km). Pop. (2000) 6,556; (2007 est.) 6,200.

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