Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
QUIGG, Lemuel Ely (1863-1919)

QUIGG, LEMUEL ELY, a Representative from New York; born near Chestertown, Kent County, Md., on February 12, 1863; attended the public schools of Wilmington, Del.; moved to New York City in 1880 and engaged in journalism; editor of the Flushing (N.Y.) Times in 1883 and 1884; member of the editorial staff of the New York Tribune 1884-1894; editor in chief of the New York Press in 1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John R. Fellows; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from January 30, 1894, to March 3, 1899; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; chairman of the Republican State conventions in 1896 and 1902; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896, 1900, and 1904; president of the Republican county committee 1896-1900; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1915; engaged in the practice of law in New York City until his death there July 1, 1919; interment in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, N.Y.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1894-1919. 650 items.
Chiefly relating to his congressional career.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: In Benjamin Barker Odell letters, 1894-1906.
41 items. Chiefly letters to Quigg relating to Republican Party in New York.


University of Chicago Library
Chicago, IL
Papers: In Theodore Roosevelt papers, 1884-1919.
308 items. Correspondence concerning Roosevelt's political career and autobiography. Unpublished guide in library.

  • Quigg, Lemuel Ely. Speech of the Hon. Lemuel E. Quigg, as temporary chairman of the Republican State Convention of New York, at Saratoga, September 23d, 1902. [Saratoga?: Freytag Press, 1902?]
  • ------. Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York: A Series of Stories and Sketches Portraying Many Singular Phases of Metropolitan Life. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1890.