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Born in Grundy County, Iowa, USA
Died in Columbia, Missouri, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameJohn Herbert Quick

Mini Bio (1)

John Herbert Quick was born on 23, October, 1861, on a farm near Steamboat Rock in Grundy County, Iowa, the son of Martin (1816-1891) and Margaret Coleman Quick. (1832-1912).

Herbert Quick had been a school teacher at Mason City, Iowa, when he passed his bar exam and decided to set up a law practice in Sioux City. There he became a successful businessman, counselor for a citizens committee prosecuting boodlers (officials that accept or demand bribes) and mayor. In 1909 he left public life and began a seven year stint as editor of Farm and Fireside magazine. In 1916 Quick was appointed to the Federal Farm Loan Bureau in Washington DC. When he left in 1919, President Wilson personally thanked him for his service and for the way he had helped organized the FFLB. The following year Quick became a Colonel in the Red Cross and supervised the closing down of their operations in Siberia.

Herbert Quick is principally remembered for his trilogy of historical novels, "Vandemark's Folly" (1922), "The Hawkeye" (1923) and "The Invisible Woman" (1924), that were set in nineteenth century Iowa during the westward expansion. He was also well known for his numerous writings on farming and politics. His autobiography, "One Man's Life" (1925), was completed shortly before his death.

John Herbert Quick died of a heart attack on 10 May, 1925, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. He had been speaking in front of a group of students when he became ill. He left behind his wife of thirty-five years, the former Ella D. Corey.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John F. Barlow

Family (1)

Spouse Ella D. Corey (1890 - 10 May 1925)  (his death)

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