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educator , Publishing company executive

Martin Quigley Jr. was a publisher of film magazines, an author and a politician twice elected mayor of Larchmont, New York.


He was the son of Martin Quigley (1890–1964). His father had been a founder of developer of motion picture trade periodicals including the Motion Picture Herald and an active proponent and co-author of the Motion Picture Production Code, which governed the content of Hollywood movies from the 1930s to the 1960s.


AB magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1939. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1973. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1975.


The younger Quigley became very active in the editing and publication of those periodicals from young adulthood, also attempting to maintain the influence of the Code, especially in the 1960s, as it faded into irrelevance as moral standards changed. During World War II, he used his publishing position as a cover to gather intelligence in Ireland, where many influential people favored the Axis, and in Italy, on behalf of the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Books written or cowritten by him include these:Magic Shadows - The History of the Origin of Motion Pictures (1948)Catholic Action in Practice: Family, Life, Education, International Life (1963, co-written with Msgr Edward M Connors)Peace Without Hiroshima (1991)A U.S. Spy in Ireland (1999)His father was an important publisher of film magazines.

He was a devout Catholic and active in Church activities. He was twice elected mayor of Larchmont, New York.



President New York Christian Family Movement, 1960-1962, member of national Executive Committee, 1960-1965. Founder, chairman New York Indiana Schools Opportunity Project, 1965-1977;president Foundation International Cooperative, 1960-1965. Board directors Will Rogers Institute, Motion Picture Pioneers.

Treasurer Religious Education Association United States and Canada, 1975-1981, chairman, 1981-1984. Trustee Village of Larchmont, New York, 1977-1979, mayor, 1980-1984. Member Laymen's National Bible Association, since 1981.

Trustee American Bible Society, since 1984. Board directors William J. Donovan Memorial Foundation, since 1994.


Married Katherine J. Dunphy, July 2, 1946. Children: Martin, Elin, William, Kevin, Karen, Patricia, John, Mary Katherine, Peter.

Martin Joseph Quigley

Gertrude Margaret (Schofield) Quigley

Katherine J. Dunphy

Martin Quigley

Elin Quigley

William Quigley

Kevin Quigley

Karen Quigley

Patricia Quigley

John Quigley

Mary Katherine Quigley

Peter Quigley