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James Henry Quillen Edit Profile

also known as Jimmy Quillen

Congressman

James Henry Quillen, American former congressman. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Chamber of Commerce Clubs: Lions, Ridgefields Country (Kingsport); Capitol Hill (Washington).

Background

Quillen, James Henry was born on January 11, 1916 in Wayland, Virginia, United States. Son of John A. and Hannah (Chapman) Quillen.

Education

Educated high school. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Milligan College, Tennessee, 1978.

Career

With, Kingsport Press, 1934-1935;with, Kingsport Times, 1935-1936;founder newspaper, Kingsport Mirror (semi-weekly), 1936;public, Kingsport Mirror (semi-weekly), 1936-1939;founder, Johnson City (Tennessee) Times, 1939;public, Johnson City (Tennessee) Times, 1939-1944;public, Johnson City (Tennessee) Times (converted to daily), 1940;member, Tennessee House of Representatives, 1954-1962;minority leader, Tennessee House of Representatives, 1959-1960;member legislative council, Tennessee House of Representatives, 1957, 59, 61;member rules committee, subcommittee legislation process, Tennessee House of RepresentativesRepublican chairman emeritus, Tennessee House of Representativesmember, United States Congress from Tennessee, 1963-1996.

Religion

Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

Politics

The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

Views

Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.

Membership

Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Chamber of Commerce Clubs: Lions, Ridgefields Country (Kingsport). Capitol Hill (Washington).

Connections

Married Cecile Cox (deceased 2002), August 9, 1952.

father:
John A. Quillen

mother:
Hannah (Chapman) Quillen

spouse:
Cecile Cox