Mike Quinn 1929-2006

January 1, 2007

John Michael “Mike” Quinn, for which the Foundation’s Annual Award luncheon is named, earned journalism and law degrees at the University of Texas, first enrolling in 1953 after serving as an Army journalist during the Korean War. He worked at Newsweek and the old Humble Oil & Refining Co., but rose to prominence at The Dallas Morning News, where he covered numerous beats before becoming a top reporter of state and national politics. His coverage of the Kennedy assassination in 1963 is on display in the Smithsonian.