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QUINN, Patrick

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QUINN, Patrick. (Davenport, IA, May 16, 1934--Aug. 25, 2005) Pat served in the Untied States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1955. Pat worked at the JOHN DEERE DUBUQUE WORKS from 1959 to 1992. He served his union, United Automobile Workers (UAW) Local 94 as vice president, from 1971-1992, during which time he also served on the 2nd Area UAW-CAP, Education, Consumer Affairs, By-Law, and Employee Assistance committees.

Following retirement, he remained actively involved by serving in various positions for Local 94 UAW Retirees. He was a Dubuque County Democratic Central Committee member for many years; organized hundreds of literature drops and phone banks; was a delegate to county, district, and state conventions; and was a Carter delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1976.

In addition to his labor activities, Pat served his community on the Zoning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. He was also a founding member of Boy Scout Troop 94 and the Adult Committee, where he seldom missed a meeting or fund-raising event.

He was inducted into the DUBUQUE AREA LABOR HALL OF FAME in 2004 and the Dubuque County Democrats Hall of Fame in 2012.



"3 Inducted into the Dubuque Area Labor Hall of Fame ", Telegraph Herald, February 4, 2004, p. 29