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Stanley John Quinn Jr. ’36

Published in Mar. 4, 1992, issue

STAN DIED Nov. 11, 1991, at home in Noank, Conn. At Princeton he majored in economics, was a member of Charter Club and Theatre Intime, and was coauthor of the Triangle Club show WHAT A RELIEF.

Stan was a pioneer in radio and television from the 1930s through the 1950s. He worked 22 years for the J. Walter Thompson Agency, starting in 1936, In 1940 he was assigned to their Sydney, Australia, office where he met his wife, Doreen. During WWII he was Mutual Broadcasting Company's South West Pacific area correspondent for two years, until he was drafted into the U.S. army in 1944. As a private he was assigned to the public relations office of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He was separated in 1946, while in Japan as a first lieutenant, having earned the Bronze Star and six battle stars.

From 1947 to 1953, Stan was senior producer of the Thompson Agency's KRAFT TELEVISION THEATER, directing some 200 live, hourlong shows, the first such in T.V. history. As V.P. of broadcasting in the mid 1950s, he was executive producer for the Lux VIDEO THEATER.

After some years in association with other organizations, including his own, Stan spent 15 years as director of the Radio and Television Center at the Univ. of Connecticut, retiring in 1980. Later he was a freelance director for community theaters and an amateur historian.

Besides his widow, he is survived by sons Bowden S. and Gavin V. and a brother Donn H. He was predeceased by son Dermod F. '69.

Stan loved life and was endowed with great creative talent. He was a loyal Princetonian and classmate.

The Class of 1936

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