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John Quayle (politician)

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John Francis Quayle
John F. Quayle.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – November 27, 1930
Preceded byMichael J. Hogan
Succeeded byJohn J. Delaney
Personal details
Born(1868-12-01)December 1, 1868
Brooklyn, New York, USA
DiedNovember 27, 1930(1930-11-27) (aged 61)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Resting placeSt. John Cemetery, Queens, New York
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSt. Francis College
Construction company owner
Public official

John Quayle (December 1, 1868 – November 27, 1930) was an American businessman and politician from Brooklyn, New York. He was most notable for his service as a U.S. Congressman representing the 7th District of New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1923 to 1930.

Early life

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

Start of career

Quayle operated a retail butcher business, and later became involved in the construction industry as a homebuilder.[1] He became active in politics as a Democratic, most notably as a member of Brooklyn's Third Ward Democratic Club.[2]

In 1914 Quayle was appointed Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for New York's first district, and he served until 1919.[1] In addition, during the administration of Mayor John Francis Hylan, Quayle served as secretary to Frank Mann, deputy commissioner of New York City's Tenement House Department.[2][3]

In 1918, Quayle was chosen as leader of the Democratic organization in part of Brooklyn's 1st District in the New York State Assembly, and he was a member of the executive committee of the Kings County Democratic Party.[3] From 1919 to 1923 Quayle was deputy city clerk of New York City, with responsibility for the city clerk's operations in Brooklyn.[1] In 1920, he served as an Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Member of Congress

In 1922 Quayle was the successful Democratic nominee for a seat in Congress.[1] He was reelected four times and served from March 4, 1923 until his death.[1] In Congress, Quayle was active on the Naval Affairs Committee, and worked to effect improvements to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.[2]

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.[1] 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.[4] The seat remained vacant until John J. Delaney was elected in November 1931.[5]

Death and burial

Quayle died in Brooklyn on November 27, 1930.[1] He was buried at St. John Cemetery in Queens, New York.[1]


Quayle was married to Kathryn (Sullivan) Quayle.[3] They were the parents of daughter Kathryn, and sons William J. and John F. Jr.[3]

See also




  • U.S. House of Representatives (1931). John F. Quayle, Late a Representative from New York. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office – via Genealogy


External links

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
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