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Dwight Wilson Quinn
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1917
York
York County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1992
Kannapolis
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA

Politician, Businessman, Dean of the North Carolina House of Representatives: Dwight Quinn served in the North Carolina State House of Representatives from 1951 to 1986. He served 18 consecutive sessions for 36 years of service in the State House. During that time he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and on the Appropriations Committee for Education. His political career began as a member and then chairman of the Cabarrus County Young Democrat Club. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1960 and 1968. He was a member and later chairman of the Governor's Commission for the Reorginization of State Government. For a time he was chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He served on the Executive Committee of the Governor's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime, the Criminal Code Revision Committee, and the Governor's Study Commission on Architectural Barriers for the Benefit of the Handicapped. In 1948 he was selected as the Jaycee's Man of the Year for his hometown of Kannapolis, North Carolina and in 1953 received from the AmVets the National Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Community Service. He was a member of the National Y.M.C.A. Young Men's Council and Chair of the Cannon Y.M.C.A. as well as Director of the Local Boys Club. He was on the board of the National Cerebral Palsy Association and the President of the Cabarrus County Chapter of the National Heart Association. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1945. Following his service during the war he became a printer in Kannapolis then a supervisor at Cannon Mills. By 1979 he was an executive for the textile company as Director of Public Affairs. He was a Mason, Rotarian, and a member of the Lutheran Church. He married Martha Elizabeth Isenhour in 1938 and they had one daughter, Linda Jo. In recognition of his work and service to the community of Kannapolis and the State of North Carolina he was awarded in 1979 an Honorary Doctor of Law from Appalachian State University.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lytle Quinn (1888 - 1961)
  Lucy Wilson Quinn (1895 - 1989)
 
 Spouse:
  Marian Elizabeth Isenhour Quinn (1921 - 2008)
 
 Children:
  Linda Jo Quinn Dodge (1937 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Willard Lorenzo Quinn (1915 - 2000)*
  Dwight Wilson Quinn (1917 - 1992)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
DWIGHT WILSON QUINN
NORTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSE
SERVED 36 YEARS - 1950-1986
DEAN OF STATE HOUSE - 1976-1986
 
Burial:
Carolina Memorial Park
Concord
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Masonic Section 1-B
 
Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88981472
Dwight Wilson Quinn
Added by: Robert C. Peurifoy
 
Dwight Wilson Quinn
Added by: Robert C. Peurifoy
 
Dwight Wilson Quinn
Added by: Robert C. Peurifoy
 
 
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 Added: Jul. 10, 2013
Dean of the North Carolina State Legislature.
- Robert C. Peurifoy
 Added: May. 23, 2012
 
 
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