William Quigley, father of congressman, dies at 92


Difficult times in Bill Quigley’s life instilled in him an ethic to be productive, to work hard, to seek to do the right thing and believe in the potential of success — all things he passed along to his children.

William “Bill” Earl Quigley, an orphan adopted during the Great Depression and a military veteran who went on to become a supervising engineer with AT&T, died Saturday from Parkinson’s disease. He was 92.

“The most important thing about my dad was, how the Founding Fathers wrote of the pursuit of happiness. His version of the American Dream played off that,” said Quigley’s son, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley of Chicago.

“Abandoned as a baby, in an orphanage, adopted by a poor family in the middle of the Depression. He believed that through hard work you give kids the opportunity that you didn’t have,” the congressman said. “Give your kids a chance to have a better shot at it.”

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February 10, 2019 at 05:12PM

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