Leonor Sullivan

Leonor Kretzer Sullivan ( born August 21, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri, † 1 September 1988 ibid ) was an American politician. Between 1953 and 1977, she represented the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Leonor Kretzer Alice, as her maiden name, attended both public and private schools. She then studied at Washington University in St. Louis. In the following years she worked as a teacher. Between 1942 and 1951 she worked on the staff of her husband, Congressman John B. Sullivan ( 1897-1951 ); then she worked for Mr Leonard Irving.

Politically Leonor Sullivan was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1952 it was the third electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they became the successor of Phil J. Welch on January 3, 1953. After eleven elections she was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1977 twelve legislatures. Since 1973, she chaired the committee that deals with the Merchant Marine and Fisheries. In her time as a congressman fell among other things, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. In addition, the 23, the 24th, the 25th and the 26th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

In 1976, Sullivan gave up another Congress candidate. After she retired from politics. She died on 1 September 1988 in St. Louis.