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Edward Rowan FINNEGAN

(1905-1971)

FINNEGAN, Edward Rowan, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., June 5, 1905; attended the St. Ritas, Northwestern, and DePaulus schools, Loyola University, and Northwestern University School of Law; DePaul University School of Law, LL.B., 1930; commenced the practice of law in Chicago, Ill., in 1931; assistant State’s attorney, Cook County; assistant corporation counsel, city of Chicago; unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination for municipal court judge in Chicago in 1939; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and Eighty-eighth Congresses and served from January 3, 1961, until his resignation, December 6, 1964; had been renominated for the Eighty-ninth Congress but withdrew, having been appointed judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., December 7, 1964, and served in this position until his death, February 2, 1971, in Chicago, Ill.; interment in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.

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

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