Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Q is for John Quigley who grew up to be a Judge

I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.

Q is for John Quigley who grew up to be a Judge

John Quigley
John James Quigley was born 15 Aug 1926 in San Francisco to John Virgil Quigley and Ethel Elizabeth Sullivan. He would not know his mother growing up as she died the next year as a result of eclampsia and a premature delivery of his younger sister, Ann on 26 Oct 1927. His paternal aunt, Margaret would fill those shoes.

Later in 1940, his southern California cousins, Lorene, Virginia, June, and Bill Hork along with his mother’s sister, Anna, came to live with them. June was the same age and they attended high school together. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and then served during the Korean War in the Navy. He attended Hastings Law School and admitted to the California Bar.

John at his retirement party with his cousins
He practiced law in San Francisco, Mendocino, and Napa. He was elected municipal court judge in 1978 and served for 16 years, retiring in 1994.

He enjoyed life, music, theater, photography and volunteering. He died 26 September 2008.

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