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Peter Anthony QUINN

(1904-1974)

QUINN, Peter Anthony, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, May 10, 1904; attended the St. Brigid’s and St. Raymond’s School; was graduated from Manhattan Preparatory School in 1922, Manhattan College in New York City in 1926, and from the law department of Fordham University in New York City in 1929; was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the New York State assembly 1936-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed the practice of law until January 1, 1949, when he became a justice of the municipal court of New York City; in 1955 was elected a justice and in 1957 a chief justice of the city court of New York City, serving until 1960, then elected justice of the supreme court of the State of New York for a fourteen-year term; died in Bronx, N.Y., December 23, 1974; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hackensack, N.J.

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

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