Terence J. Quinn (October 16, 1836 - March 4, 1876)was a United States Representative from New York. He was born in Albany, Albany County, New York. He was educated at a private school and the Boysâ€™ Academy in his native city. Early in life entered the brewery business with his father and subsequently became senior member of the firm. At the outbreak of the American Civil War he was commisioned a second lieutenant in Company B, Twenty-fifth Regiment, New York State Militia Volunteers which was ordered to the defense of Washington, D.C. in April 1861. He was assigned to duty at Arlington Heights.
Quinn was a member of the common council of Albany 1869-1872. He was elected a member of the State assembly in 1873. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1877 until his death in Albany, New York in 1878. He was buried in St. Agnesâ€™ Cemetery.