ARTHUR J. QUIGLEY, '41 Ph.D, who taught electrical engineering at Notre Dame for more

than 50 years and whose devotion to the "northeast neighborhood" where he and his family

lived south of campus was legendary, died in December at age 86. Originally from Boston,

Quigley was the brother of the late Carroll Quigley, a famous Georgetown University

historian who was a mentor to Bill Clinton. He joined the Notre Dame engineering faculty

during World War II after earning a doctorate in physics from the University. Quigley was an

able teacher and generous with his time. He insisted that the salary for his final semester of

teaching, thought to have been 1993, be used to establish a student scholarship. Away from

campus the professor devoted countless hours to helping others in simple ways. In the words

of a friend, "He didn't talk it so much as he lived it." He would visit the homebound, served as

a communion minister and was a constant presence, along with his wife, Arlene, in Saint

Joseph Parish. He also became one of the one of the most passionate and persistent advocates

for South Bend's Northeast Neighborhood, where he lived for half a century. President of the

Northeast Neighborhood Council for more than 20 years, he spent countless evenings in the

neighborhood center and at the homes of neighbors helping with problems. He was relentless

in recruiting others at Notre Dame to the cause of helping those less fortunate in the vicinity

of campus. Quigley's community service was recognized by many awards, including the

Center City Association Downtown Recognition Award, the Hometown Heroes Award and

Notre Dame's Reinhold Niebuhr Award for social justice work and writing. A room in Notre

Dame's new Community Learning Center in the neighborhood is named in his memory.