Louis Wade Sullivan

Louis Wade Sullivan ( born November 3, 1933, Atlanta, Georgia ) is a former American politician. He served on the cabinet of President George Bush as Minister of Health.


Shortly after his birth his parents moved with him to the Early County (Georgia), where he grew up in the small town of Blakely. His father Walter Wade Sullivan worked as an undertaker, his mother Elizabeth Lubirda priest took care of as a homemaker to the education of Louis and his brother Walter. In order to improve their prospects, their parents, the brothers sent to relatives in Atlanta, where he graduated from the predominantly attended by African Americans Morehouse College. In 1954, he locked it with summa cum laude and then moved to Boston (Massachusetts ), where he studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. In 1975 he founded at Morehouse College, the Morehouse School of Medicine, whose first dean, he was from 1981 to 1999.

In 1989, Sullivan Minister of Health of the United States in the Cabinet Bush. He remained there until the end of Bush's term in January 1993. Was one of the few Republican politicians he campaigned for a comprehensive health care reform. Also, he is now one of the few supporters of his party who are advocating for a statutory health insurance company.

After he retired from his position as Minister of Health, Sullivan sat on numerous corporate boards, including between 1993 and 2000 on the board of General Motors. In September 1955 he married the lawyer Eve Williamson, with whom he is married to this day, and with whom he has three children.