Mike Sullivan was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 22, 1939. His father, J. B. Sullivan moved the family to Douglas, Wyoming and opened a law practice. Mike Sullivan attended school there, graduating from Converse County High School as the class salutatorian. He continued his education at the University of Wyoming by picking up a BS in Petroleum Engineering and a law degree. Sullivan practiced law with the firm of Brown, Drew, Apostolos, Massey, and Sullivan for twenty years and then ran for Governor in 1986. Governor Sullivan won the election and took office on January 7, 1987. He was reelected for a second term and served until January 7, 1995. The former Governor continues to be active in the Democratic Party and was recently appointed United States Ambassador to Ireland by President Clinton.
Term as Governor: Monday, January 05, 1987 - Thursday, January 05, 1995