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Thomas Quinn Beesley

Thomas Quinn Beesley, American publicist. member editorial staff Chicago Herald and Examiner, 1923-1924; member Executive Committee and director Voters Non-Partisan Association, Chicago, since 1928.; Fellow American Geography Society; member American Society International Law, International Advertising Federal, Izaak Walton League, American Whig Society (Princeton).

Background

  • Beesley, Thomas Quinn was born on July 17, 1885 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Quinn) Beesley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Letters, Princeton, 1912. Master of Arts, Loyola University, 1913. Post graduate study University of Chicago, 1914.

      Fellow, Princeton, 1915.

    Career

    • And literature, Catholic University of America, 1916-1917. Assistant to director general of civilian relief, American Red Cross, 1917-1918, to director general of military relief, 1918-1919. Attache to Cardinal Mercier for Red Cross during his visit to the United States, 1919.

      Executive officer for Department of State for American Executive Committee, 15th International Congress Against Alcoholism, Washington, District of Columbia, 1920. Staff of Secretary Colby, October 1920-March 1921, as assistant chief, Division of Foreign Intelligence. Staff of Secretary Hughes, March-July 1921, as chief Division of Current Information.

      Broker of investment securities, Chicago, 1921-1923. Member editorial staff Chicago Herald and Examiner, 1923-1924. Director of publicity, Democratic National Committee, western headquarters, 1924.

      Head of department of advertising, School of Commerce, Loyola University since 1925. Vice president, Conover-Mooney Company, advertising, Chicago, 1924-1926. Vice president McCutcheon-Gerson Service, Chicago, since 1926.

      Director of publicity in campaign of Employers’ Association of Chicago against racketeering, 1928-1929. Member Executive Committee and director Voters Non-Partisan Association, Chicago, since 1928.

    Works

    • Author: It’s a Racket (with Gordon L. Hostetter), 1929.

    Religion

    Denomination: Catholic

    Membership

    Member editorial staff Chicago Herald and Examiner, 1923-1924. Member Executive Committee and director Voters Non-Partisan Association, Chicago, since 1928. Fellow American Geography Society.

    Member American Society International Law, International Advertising Federal, Izaak Walton League, American Whig Society (Princeton). Clubs: Harvard-Yale-Princeton, Medievalists (honorary), White Paper (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Mae Geraldine McCarthy, of Dubuque, Iowa, September 20, 1916 (died September 7, 1922).; married second Mistress. Children: Thomas Quinn, II (deceased), Patricia.
    • father: Thomas Beesley
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Quinn) Beesley
    • spouses: Mae Geraldine McCarthy
    • 2d Mistress
    • children: Thomas Quinn Beesley
    • II Beesley (deceased)
    • Patricia Beesley
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