Edward J. Quinn
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

EDWARD J. QUINN—Favored with an excellent location in the city of Troy, New York, the E. J. Quinn Company, Inc., of which Mr. Quinn is president and treasurer, is among the leading automobile agencies of the city. He is a son of Thomas Quinn, a contractor, who died in 1892, and Mary Ann (Rafferty) Quinn, who is still living.

Edward J. Quinn was born at Troy, New York, April 10, 1891, where he received a public school education. From the time of leaving school until 1916 he was engaged in the tailoring business, and then became an automobile salesman. A few years later (in 1920) he started a business of his own in this line, which was incorporated in November, 1922, Edward J. Quinn being elected president and treasurer, John F. Quinn, secretary, and Ethel G. Quinn, vice-president. Until the time of incorporating, Mr. Quinn was agent for the Scripps-Booth car, but at present has the agency for all Rensselaer County for the Chandler and Cleveland cars. The company also carries a complete assortment of automobile accessories.

Mr. Quinn is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of Troy; and of the Knights of Columbus, fourth degree; also a member of the Commercial Travelers' Association; and of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Quinn married Ethel Ratigan, of Troy, New York, daughter of Dennis and Ann (McCormack) Ratigan. Mr. and Mrs. Quinn are the parents of two children: Edward, Jr., and Ann. The family residence is at 2311 Fifteenth Street.

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