Lemuel Ely QUIGG, Congress, NY (1863-1919)


QUIGG, Lemuel Ely, a Representative from New York; born near Chestertown, Kent County, Md., on February 12, 1863; attended the public schools of Wilmington, Del.; moved to New York City in 1880 and engaged in journalism; editor of the Flushing (N.Y.) Times in 1883 and 1884; member of the editorial staff of the New York Tribune 1884-1894; editor in chief of the New York Press in 1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John R. Fellows; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from January 30, 1894, to March 3, 1899; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; chairman of the Republican State conventions in 1896 and 1902; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896, 1900, and 1904; president of the Republican county committee 1896-1900; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1915; engaged in the practice of law in New York City until his death there July 1, 1919; interment in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, N.Y.

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