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Finley HAMILTON

(1886-1940)

HAMILTON, Finley, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Vincent, Owsley County, Ky., June 19, 1886; attended the public schools and Berea (Ky.) College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in London, Laurel County, Ky.; was with the Signal Corps, United States Army, with service in the Philippine Islands and Alaska, from 1907 to 1915; during the First World War enlisted on March 18, 1916, and served in Company D, Three Hundred and Fifteenth Field Signal Battalion, Ninetieth Division, with service in France; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed the practice of law; died in London, Ky., January 10, 1940; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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

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