His campaign was successful, and Sullivan served as Worcester's mayor from 1946 to 1949. During his time in office, he helped to develop the city's airport, had the streets blacktopped, and reorganized the pension system.
He went on to become the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.
But around 1953, according to Wikipedia, "Sullivan retired from politics and opened up a liquor store."
I guess that truly made him "A Man of the People and for the People..."
1. It is also, more importantly, my eighth wedding anniversary! Joan and I will be taking a short, mid-week trip to celebrate. Because I'll be out of town, this is the first in a series of quickie posts I finished in advance. So that you can still get your daily ephemera fix.
2. How do you pronounce Worcester? This College of the Holy Cross page is here to help.