John Quayle

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John F. Quayle, Congressman from New York.

John Quayle (December 1, 1868 – November 27, 1930) was a U.S. Congressman representing the 7th District of New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1923 to 1930.


John Francis Quayle was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 1, 1868. He attended local schools, St. James Academy, and Brooklyn's St. Francis College.

Quayle operated a retail butcher business, and later became involved in the construction industry.

In 1914 Quayle was appointed Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for New York's first district, and he served until 1919.

From 1919 to 1923 Quayle was Brooklyn's Deputy Borough Clerk. In 1920, Quayle served as an Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

In 1922 Quayle was the successful Democratic nominee for a seat in Congress. He was reelected four times and served from March 4, 1923 until his death. Because of his death after the 1930 elections and before the start of the 72nd Congress in 1931, Quayle did not serve the final term to which he had been elected. The February 1931 special election to succeed him was won by Matthew Vincent O'Malley, but O'Malley died in May before being sworn in. The seat remained vacant until John J. Delaney was elected in November 1931.

Quayle died in Brooklyn on November 27, 1930, and was buried at St. John Cemetery in Queens, New York.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael J. Hogan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John J. Delaney