NDAPSSA Hall of Fame
James B. Sullivan
Inducted to the Hall of Fame: September 30, 1987
Born: June 5, 1922 in Breckenridge, Minn.
Died: September 18, 1992 in Minot, age 70.
High School: Graduated from Fergus Falls (Minn.) High School, 1940.
College: UND, St. John's University and Minot State.
Sullivan was hired at the Minot Daily News in 1948 and served as the paper's sports editor for 36 years. When he retired in 1984, he had never missed a day of work because of illness. Sullivan was named North Dakota sportswriter of the year in 1960. He was inducted into the Minot State University athletic hall of fame. Sullivan served 39 months in the U.S. Air Force during and after World War II -- including a 26-month assignment in England -- as a control tower operator and public relations specialist. His interests included the arts and travel.