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David Edward FINLEY

(1861-1917)

FINLEY, David Edward, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Trenton, Phillips County, Ark., February 28, 1861; attended the public schools of Rock Hill and Ebenezer, S.C., and was graduated from the law department of South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1885; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in York, S.C.; member of the State house of representatives 1890-1891; served in the State senate 1892-1896; trustee of the University of South Carolina 1890-1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until his death; had been reelected to the Sixty-fifth Congress; died in Charlotte, N.C., on January 26, 1917; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, York, S.C.

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

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