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John R. Quinn
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
4th district

In office
1930–1936
Preceded by Reuben F. McClellan
Succeeded by Leland M. Ford
National Commander of the American Legion

In office
1923–1924
Preceded by Alvin M. Owsley
Succeeded by James A. Drain
Personal details
Born (1889-07-17)July 17, 1889
Delano, California, U.S.
Died April 29, 1979(1979-04-29) (aged 89)
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Major
Battles/wars World War I

John R. Quinn (July 17, 1889 – April 29, 1979) was an American politician who served as the sixth national commander of the American Legion from 1923 to 1924. He also served on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from 1930 until 1936.

Biography[]

John R. Quinn was born in Delano, California, where he grew up and attended local schools. He was a member of The American Legion who served as the sixth national commander from 1923 to 1924.[1] He was a primary candidate for mayor of Los Angeles in 1929.[1]

He was appointed by Governor C. C. Young on May 12, 1930 to replace Reuben F. McClellan on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He served until 1936, when he was replaced by Leland M. Ford. He died on April 29, 1979 at the age of 89.[2]

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