Barry C. Sullivan 2006
Barry Conway Sullivan, 91, who spent 35 years as a manufacturer's representative for
engineering, construction and manufacturing clients, died July 24 at The Virginian
retirement community in Fairfax. He had a heart arrhythmia.
Mr. Sullivan was mostly self-employed until retiring in 1986. He lived in Fairfax City until
moving to The Virginian about four years ago
A native Washingtonian, he graduated from Western High School in 1932 and from
Dartmouth College in 1936 with a political science degree. He was a member of the
Sigma Nu fraternity. After college, he spent several years as a Washington Post reporter
and covered diplomatic and military affairs in addition to other beats. He attended the
National Press Club for years afterward.
He was a member and vestryman of Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax City and was on
the board of the Old Town Hall in Fairfax City.
His wife, Martha Harris Sullivan, whom he married in 1946, died in 1974.
Survivors include three sons, Robert H. Sullivan of Fairfax County, Charles Q. Sullivan of
Alexandria and Roger T. Sullivan of Vienna; a brother, Dr. Robert B. Sullivan of Bethesda;
and two grandchildren.