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James Michael QUIGLEY

(1918- )

QUIGLEY, James Michael, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pa., March 30, 1918; attended the parochial schools of Mount Carmel; was graduated from Villanova College in 1939 and from Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., in 1942; was admitted to the bar in 1942 and commenced the practice of law in Harrisburg, Pa.; served in the United States Navy 1943-1946, engaged in the Philippine and Okinawa campaigns, and after V-J Day served with the occupation forces in Korea and China; resumed law practice in Harrisburg, Pa.; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Eighty-second Congress in 1950; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1957); unsuccessful candidate in 1956 for reelection to the Eighty-fifth Congress; in 1957 became administrative assistant to Senator Joseph S. Clark of Pennsylvania; assistant attorney general, Pennsylvania, 1958; elected to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; appointed Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for Federal and State matters on February 24, 1961, serving until January 1966; appointed Commissioner, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, January 1966-January 1968; vice president, United States Plywood-Champion Papers, Inc., 1968-1986; is a resident of Bethesda, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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