SULLIVAN, LEONOR KRETZER, (wife of John Berchmans Sullivan), a Representative from Missouri; born Leonor Alice Kretzer, August
21, 1902, in St. Louis, Mo.; attended public and private schools; attended
Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.; teacher and director, St. Louis
Comptometer School; served as administrative aide to her husband, John B.
Sullivan, 1942-1951, and as secretary to United States Representative Irving of
Missouri until May 1952, when she resigned to campaign for congressional
nomination; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the eleven
succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1977); chair, Committee on
Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses); was
not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on
September 1, 1988, in St. Louis, Mo.; interment in Calvary Cemetery and
Mausoleum, St. Louis, Mo.