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Gustavus Adolphus FINKELNBURG

(1837-1908)

FINKELNBURG, Gustavus Adolphus, a Representative from Missouri; born near Cologne, Germany, April 6, 1837; immigrated to the United States in 1848 with his parents, who settled in St. Charles, Mo.; attended St. Charles College, Missouri, and was graduated from the Cincinnati (Ohio) Law School in 1859; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in St. Louis, Mo.; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of the State house of representatives 1864-1868, and served as speaker pro tempore in 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress and as a Liberal Republican to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); appointed United States judge for the eastern district of Missouri in 1905, and served until March 31, 1907, when he resigned; died in Denver, Colo., May 18, 1908; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

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

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