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William Edward FINCK

(1822-1901)

FINCK, William Edward, a Representative from Ohio; born in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, September 1, 1822; attended the public schools and St. Joseph’s College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Somerset, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; member of the State senate in 1851; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; again a member of the State senate in 1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for judge of the supreme court of Ohio in 1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hugh J. Jewett and served from December 7, 1874, to March 3, 1875; resumed the practice of law; died in Somerset, Ohio, January 25, 1901; interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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