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George P. Sullivan

George P. Sullivan  holds a rather unique distinction. He served seven terms as mayor of the City of Derby, but what makes that even more unusual is that his terms were not consecutive! His service spanned the years from 1903 to 1938. He served as Derby's second mayor from 1903-1904 and then came back to serve again from 1912-1920. He wasn't finished however, as he came back once more to serve from 1935-1938! He was born in Derby and attended St. Mary's School. He dropped out of school at age 14 to become a plumber. He learned his skills well, and became a foreman in the Derby Gas and Electric Company. He also served on the Board of Aldermen and was street commissioner in 1908 and 1909.

Correct answers were received from: Marc J. Garofalo, Carmela Madalena D'Onofrio, Randy Ritter, Millie from Ansonia, Tom Chebro, Mary Seuss, Jack Vagnini, James Allaire, Marilyn Mizii, John M. Rak, Jim Bartlett, Nick from Terryville,  Joe Dedo, Ann Searles, Thomas A Francione, Ruth E. Barnett, Fred Grant, Paul Comkowycz, Jack Skelding, Eileen Krugel, Gary Lungarini and Dave Petz.

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