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INDIANAPOLIS - Court of Appeals Senior Judge Patrick D. Sullivan died today after a brief illness. He was 83.
Judge Sullivan was the longest-serving judge in the court’s history and the last serving member to have won popular election to the court, in 1968. He won retention elections in 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002, and retired from the court on July 31, 2007. From that time until his death, Judge Sullivan served the court as a senior judge.
“Judge Sullivan was a judge’s judge – he loved the law and loved serving the people of the state of Indiana,” Court of Appeals Chief Judge Nancy H. Vaidik said. “He will be greatly missed, but he leaves behind an enormous body of scholarly work that will forever guide future generations of Indiana lawyers and judges.”