Hon. James W. Quiggle
Historical and Biographical Work, or Past and Present of Clinton County, Art Biefelt researched the book Historical and Biographical Work, or Past and Present of Clinton County, P. 91,This is a excerpt from the book.
"Hon. James W. Quiggle, father of Hon. Jas. C. Quiggle, who was a prominent lawyer and politician, was the first commissioners' clerk of Clinton county.He was for several years associated with Allison White in the legal profession.He was Deputy Attorney General for four terms by appointment, and when the office became an elective one, he was elected by a large majority. He was elected State Senator in 1852, for the district composed of Clinton, Centre, Lycoming and Sullivan counties.Hon. C. A. Mayer read law with him, and for a time they were partners, practicing under the firm name of Quiggle & Mayer.In 1856 he removed to Philadelphia, where he was engaged in banking and real estate business until appointed by President Buchanan as United States Consul to Antwerp, Belgium, in 1859.He held the position three yeares,then, after a season spent in travel, returned to his home, where he died."