Because of some confusion as to Joseph Sullivan's middle initial, the initial has been removed from this entry. Different sources say opposing things. According to an article in the New York Times from 1988, he is "Joseph W. Sullivan." http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DEED7133EF937A15757C0A96E948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=3
He is also referred to as "Joseph W. Sullivan" in a 2001 white paper titled, "Negotiating a Market, Performing Theory: The Historical Sociology of a Financial Derivatives Exchange, by Donald MacKenzie and Uval Millo. http://www.ssu.ssc.ed.ac.uk/pubs/Mackenzie_millo.pdf
However, he is referred to as "Joseph P. Sullivan" in press releases put out by the Options Industry Council. http://www.optionsclearing.com/press/occ_news/may_04/may_04.jsp
Any information from reliable sources that may help to quell this controversy would be greatly appreciated.