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John Rea Mcquigg

lawyer , banker

John Rea Mcquigg, American lawyer, banker. Mason.


Mcquigg, John Rea was born on December 5, 1865 in near Dalton, Ohio, United States. Son of Samuel and Jane (McKinney) Mcquigg.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Wooster (now Wooster College), 1888. Student Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1888-1889). Bachelor of Laws, National Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1890.


Admitted to Ohio bar, 1890, to the United States courts, 1893. Member Riley & McQuigg, since 1890. Mayor of East Cleveland 3 terms, 1907-1913.

President and general counsel Windermere Savings & Loan Сompany. Vice president American Realty Company. Director Derbyshire Realty Company Cadet captain at Wooster University.

Served as 1st lieut. infantry Ohio National Guard, 1890-1891. Member Cleveland Grays, 1892-1898. Captain 10th Ohio Vol.

Infantry, Spanish-American War, 1898-1899. Captain, major, lieutenant colonel engrs. Ohio National Guard, 1899-1916.

Served on Mexican border, 1916. Colonel engrs., Ohio National Guard, July 11, 1917. Colonel engrs., United States of America, August 5, 1917.

Assigned as commander 112th United States Engineers, 37th Division. Mobilized regiment at Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Went overseas, June 1918.

Served with regiment in Baccarat sector and in Argonne. Honorary discharge, January 17, 1919. Recommissioned colonel engrs., April 28, 1920.

Appointed brigadier general Ohio National Guard and federally recognized, May 10, 1921. Department commander American Legion of Ohio, 1920-1921. Elected nat. commander American Legion, 1925.

Vice president American Legion Endowment Fund Corporation Chairman board of trustees First U.P. Church.




Married Gertrude W. Imgard, February 16, 1892. Children: Pauline, Donald.

Samuel Mcquigg

Jane (McKinney) Mcquigg

Gertrude W. Imgard

Pauline Mcquigg

Donald Mcquigg