John Sullivan (general)

18th-century general, politician and judge from New Hampshire, US (1740-1795)

John Sullivan (February 17, 1740 – January 23, 1795) was an American General in the Revolutionary War. He was a delegate in the Continental Congress. He was the third governor of New Hampshire. He was also a United States District judge.

John Sullivan
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
In office
September 26, 1789 – January 23, 1795
Appointed byGeorge Washington
Preceded bySeat established by 1 Stat. 73
Succeeded byJohn Pickering
3rd Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 22, 1789 – June 5, 1790
Preceded byJohn Langdon
Succeeded byJosiah Bartlett
In office
June 7, 1786 – June 4, 1788
Preceded byJohn Langdon
Succeeded byJohn Langdon
Personal details
John Sullivan

(1740-02-17)February 17, 1740
Province of New Hampshire,
British America
DiedJanuary 23, 1795(1795-01-23) (aged 54)
Durham, New Hampshire
Resting placeDurham, New Hampshire
Political partyFederalist
ChildrenGeorge Sullivan
RelativesJames Sullivan
Educationread law
Military service
Branch/serviceContinental Army
Years of service1775-1779
RankMajor general

He led the Sullivan Expedition in 1779. In it, he attacked and destroyed many Iroquois towns.