James L. Quinn (politician)

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James Leland Quinn (September 8, 1875 – November 12, 1960) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

James L. Quinn was born in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. He moved to Braddock, Pennsylvania with his parents in 1880, and attended St. Thomas School. He was employed as a newspaper reporter from 1891 to 1896, and became owner and publisher of the Braddock Journal in 1896. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1933 to 1935.

Quinn was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938. He resumed the newspaper publishing business. He died in Braddock, Pennsylvania, and is interred in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
M. Clyde Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district

1935–1939
Succeeded by
John McDowell