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Joseph Sullivan

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== Background ==
Sullivan had been [[The Wall Street Journal]]’s Capitol Hill reporter, until the then-president of the [[CBOT]], [[Henry Hall Wilson]], hired him as his assistant. He had covered politics for the Journal and was considering writing a book about campaign strategies and techniques after the 1966 elections. He wrote an outline, but never took the time to write the book before the CBOT came calling.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.sechistorical.org/museum/galleries/sro/sro05b.php|name=The Institution of Experience: Self-Regulatory Organizations in the Securities Industry, 1792-2010|org=SEC Historical Society|date=February 10, 2020}}</ref>
Sullivan was charged with researching how the [[CBOT]] might go about creating a new options entity. The exchange was attempting to develop new markets because at that time (the early 1970s) trade in the agricultural markets was slow. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ssu.ssc.ed.ac.uk/pubs/Mackenzie_millo.pdf|name=Negotiating a Market, Performing Theory: The Historical Sociology of a Financial Derivatives Exchange |org=Paper by Donald MacKenzie and Yuval Millo presented at European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy conference, Siena, November 8-11, 2001|date=April 11, 2008}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.sfomag.com/articlepaiddetail.asp?ID=1401441491|name=Three Decades of Options and the World is A-Changin' by Gail Osten|org=SFO Magazine April 2003|date=April 15, 2008}}</ref>