Edward C. Sullivan

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Edward C. Sullivan
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 70th, later the 69th, district
In office
Preceded by Marie M. Runyon
Succeeded by Daniel O'Donnell
Personal details
Born April 1934 (1934-04) (age 84)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Children Nicole
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.

Edward Christian "Ed" Sullivan (born April 1934) is a Democratic Party politician from Manhattan who represented the Upper West Side's 69th district in the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2002.


Sullivan was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. A resident of New York City since 1957, Sullivan attended the Sorbonne in Paris, and graduated from the New School University in 1968 with a M.A. in Political Science.

Fluent in French, he used his language skills to help others adjust to their new society, teaching English as a Second Language for 15 years at New York University, City University of New York, and other institutions.

Eventually, his passion for education led him to activism and advocacy — and a run for the New York State Assembly. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2002, sitting in the 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd and 194th New York State Legislatures. there he served for a time as Chairman of the Higher Education Committee.

Sullivan is the father of actress/comedian Nicole Sullivan, who appeared on MADtv as well as on The King of Queens, Rita Rocks and her more recent show on Nickelodeon (TV channel), The Penguins of Madagascar.


New York Assembly
Preceded by
Marie M. Runyon
New York State Assembly
70th District

Succeeded by
Geraldine L. Daniels
Preceded by
Jerrold Nadler
New York State Assembly
69th District

Succeeded by
Daniel J. O'Donnell