John QUINN, Congress, NY (1839-1903)


QUINN, John, a Representative from New York; born in County Tipperary, Ireland, August 9, 1839; attended Clonmel College, Tipperary; immigrated to the United States in 1866 and settled in New York City; engaged in the real estate and building business; president of the West Side Electric Light & Power Company and was one of the founders and a director of the Homestead Bank of New York; served as a member of the New York State assembly in 1882; member of the board of aldermen 1885-1887; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884 and 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); died in New York City on February 23, 1903; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island City, N.Y.

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