Dalton, Mass. (Nov. 17, 2003) -- Linda C. Quinn, a 16-year veteran of the Securities and Exchange Commission and an expert on securities laws, has died after a battle with breast cancer.

She was 55.

Ms. Quinn joined the SEC in 1980 and became executive assistant to then-SEC chairman John Shad. During her tenure at the regulator she was instrumental in easing foreign investment in the U.S.  From 1986 to1996, she served as director of the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance.

While in that capacity, her division established Edgar, the commission’s electronic reporting system for public issuers.

-- WebCPA staff

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