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William Allen Quinlan, American lawyer, writer. Bar: Illinois 1936, Maryland 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1944.


Quinlan, William Allen was born on October 14, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Hiner and Alice Gertrude (Burns) Quinlan.


Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1932. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1933.


Assistant to chairman National Bakers Council, Chicago, 1933-1935. In charge public/industrial relations, editor, general counsel American Bakers Association, Chicago and Washington, 1935-1943. Board directors, central vice president Private Truck Council of America, Inc., 1939-1943.

Counsel Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers Association of the United States, Washington, 1942-1943. Private practice Washington, Riva, Maryland, 1943-1993. General counsel/special counsel National Candy Wholesalers Association, Inc., Private Truck Council of America, Inc., Retail Bakers of America, Retail Jewelers of America, United States Wholesale Grocers Association, Inc.

Washington counsel Campbell Taggart Associate Bakeries, General Baking Company, Helms Bakeries, J.S. Hershey Baking Company, Omar, Inc., Taylor Food Company, Ward Baking Company.


  • Bar: Illinois 1936, Maryland 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1944.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, public: The Quinlan Private Truck Law Report. Editor-in-chief La Critique, University Chicago Student Literary Magazine, University Chicago Law Review, 1932-1933.


Member County Board of Appeals, Montgomery County, Maryland, 1953-1960. Co-founder, past president Commodore John Barry division Anne Arundel County Division 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians in American. Founder, past president Right to Life Conference of Anne Arundel County.

Lector, hospital visitor, Eucharistic minister Anne Arundel Medical Center. Past president St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Mary's Church, Annapolis, Maryland, Holy Name Society Our Lady of Mercy Church, Potomac, Maryland. Member National Press Club (honorary life),, Knights of Columbus (advocate), Sigma Chi (honorary life).


Married Grace Elizabeth Anderson, 1936 (deceased 1967). Children: William A. Junior, John R., Michael A. Married Elizabeth Mary Hayes, 1968.

William Hiner Quinlan

Alice Gertrude (Burns) Quinlan

Grace Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Mary Hayes

William A. Junior Quinlan

John R. Quinlan

Michael A. Quinlan