Jeremiah J. Sullivan '39C, '42L was inducted into the
Heritage Circle of St. John’s University at the 28th Annual Alumni
Convocation on Friday, May 29, 2009.
A double alumnus of St. John’s University, he received his B.A.
from St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1939 and
his J.D. from St. John’s School of Law in 1942.
As an undergraduate he was inducted into the prestigious Skull
and Circle Honor Society. After military service he began his
legal career by serving as a practitioner in the United States
Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Subsequently he was named Executive Vice President of the Security
Bureau, a maritime watchdog agency specifically established to
prevent and prosecute theft along New York’s bustling
He later entered private practice and also served as counsel to
the Federal Commerce Committee and member of the New York Shipping
Association. Always active in community affairs, he has been
a member of the Ridgewood Democratic Society, the Knights of
Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
A longtime supporter of St. John’s, he is a member of both The
Loughlin Society and The McCallen Society.
“I’m very impressed with the way St. John’s conducts itself and
I really appreciate what this night means to all of us,” he
said. “We alumni never forget St. John’s and the University
never forgets us.”
Induction into the Heritage Circle is reserved for alumni who
have graduated 40 or more years ago and have maintained a close
association with the University in a unique and extraordinary