- Joseph Albert Sullivan
Joseph "Joe" Albert Taylor Sullivan (
January 8, 1901– September 30, 1988) was a Canadian Olympic ice hockey player, physician, surgeon, and politician.
Toronto, Ontario, he graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicinein 1926. At the 1928 Winter Olympicsin St. Moritz, he was the goaltenderon the Canadian Gold medal ice hockey team and did not allow a goal in the three-game round-robin.
In 1930, he started his medical practice, specializing in
otolaryngology. During World War II, he served as a captain in the Royal Canadian Air Forceand worked in otolaryngology. After the war, he became an associate professor at the University of Toronto.
One of his patients was the
Prime Minister of Canada, John Diefenbaker. In 1957, he was appointed to the Senate of Canadaby Diefenbaker, representing the senatorial division of North York, Ontario. A Progressive Conservative, he resigned in 1985.
In 1988, he was inducted into the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame. The Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy, named in his honour, is presented annually to the outstanding hockey player in
Canadian Interuniversity Sport. A Roman Catholic, Sullivan was a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchreand a Knight Commander of Order of St. Gregory the Greatwith distinction.
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