Viewing Thomas H. Quinn, Jr. (1898-1946).
Thomas Quinn Jr., graduated from the St. Paul College of Law in 1919, almost but not quite age twenty-one. He had to wait six months before he was admitted to the bar on November 18, 1919, two days after his birthday. He was in a hurry. Public service and Democratic politics were fixtures in his family. In 1921 he was elected mayor of Faribault--the youngest mayor in the country--and re-elected in 1923. In 1926 he was elected Rice County Attorney, and was re-elected in 1930 and 1934. He was defeated in a bid for a fourth term in 1938, and lost an election for judge of the Fifth Judicial District to incumbent Axel B. Anderson in 1942.