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Paul E. Sullivan dies at 87; analyst earned a spot in history of civil rights
Paul E. Sullivan dies at 87; analyst earned a spot in history of civil rights

Paul E. Sullivan, an analyst with the U.S. Defense Department who won an important civil-rights victory in 1969 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the whites-only membership policy of his Fairfax County, Va., swimming pool club, has died. He was 87. Sullivan died March 14 of complications from a stroke at his Fairfax County home, his daughter Maria Sullivan said last week. In 1965, Sullivan, who was white, moved from his home in Fairfax County's Bucknell Manor development and rented it to Theodore Freeman, an African American economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who lived there with his wife and two children. When Sullivan bought the home, it came with...

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