August 4, 1876|
Anchorage, Kentucky, U.S.A.
|Died||August 14, 1938
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
|Cause of death||Heart disease|
|Occupation||Attorney, politician, executive|
|Title||Mayor of Louisville|
|Predecessor||George Weissinger Smith|
|Successor||Arthur A. Will|
|Political party||Republican Party|
Huston Quin (August 4, 1876 – August 14, 1938) was mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1921 to 1925. He was educated in public schools in Louisville and received a law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1900. He practiced law with the Louisville firm Helm & Bruce until 1908, when he became a city attorney. He left the position in 1912 to reenter private practice, but was appointed to the city attorney position in 1917. In 1918 he was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
He served as a judge until 1921, when he was elected Mayor of Louisville on the Republican ticket. As mayor he tried unsuccessfully to arrange funding for what became the Clark Memorial Bridge, and is credited as the mayor to start to push for the eventual Louisville to Jeffersonville, Indiana bridge.
He was the first mayor to appoint black officers to the Louisville Police Department and fire department, and oversaw the arrival of the first traffic lights to Downtown Louisville. He helped the transition of the University of Louisville from various buildings around town to the Belknap Campus.
- Kleber, John E. ed. Encyclopedia of Louisville. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. p. 595
- "Quin, Huston". The Encyclopedia of Louisville. 2001.
- Yater, George H. (1987). Two Hundred Years at the Fall of the Ohio: A History of Louisville and Jefferson County (2nd ed.). Louisville, KY: Filson Club, Incorporated. ISBN 0-9601072-3-1.
- Johnson, E. Polk (1912). A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 967. Retrieved 2008-11-10.