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James Quigley
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957
Preceded by S. Walter Stauffer
Succeeded by S. Walter Stauffer

In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961
Preceded by S. Walter Stauffer
Succeeded by George Atlee Goodling
Personal details
Born (1918-03-30)March 30, 1918
Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
Died December 15, 2011(2011-12-15) (aged 93)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic

James Michael Quigley (March 30, 1918 – December 15, 2011) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania.[1][2]

Background[edit | edit source]

James Quigley was born in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Villanova University in 1939 and from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1942.[1][2]

Career[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946, engaged in the Philippines campaign, 1944-45 and Battle of Okinawa campaigns, and after V-J Day served with the occupation forces in Korea and China.[1][2]

Government service[edit | edit source]

Upon his return to the US, Quigley resumed his law practice in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was unsuccessful as a Democratic candidate for election in United States House election, 1950. He was elected as a Democrat to the 84th United States Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate in United States House election, 1956 and in 1957 he became the administrative assistant to Senator Joseph S. Clark of Pennsylvania, and assistant attorney general for Pennsylvania in 1958. He was elected to the 86th United States Congress in United States House election, 1958, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in United States House election, 1960, losing to Republican George A. Goodling. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for Federal and State matters on February 24, 1961, serving until January 1966. He was appointed Commissioner of the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration serving from January 1966 to January 1968.[1][2]

Private practice[edit | edit source]

He worked as vice president of the United States Plywood-Champion Papers, Inc., from 1968 to 1986.[1][2]

Personal and death[edit | edit source]

Quigley married Genevieve Morgan Quigley. They had six children. Their son, James M. Quigley Jr., predeceased them in 2007; five daughters survived.[1][2]

He died on December 15, 2011, in Washington, D.C., and was interred at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland.[1][2]

References[edit | edit source]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
S. Walter Stauffer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

1955–1957
Succeeded by
S. Walter Stauffer
Preceded by
S. Walter Stauffer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

1959–1961
Succeeded by
George Atlee Goodling

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