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William E. Finck

William Edward Finck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
Preceded by Samuel S. Cox
Succeeded by Philadelph Van Trump
In office
December 7, 1874 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by Hugh J. Jewett
Succeeded by Ansel T. Walling
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 5, 1852 – January 1, 1854
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by Hugh J. Jewett
In office
January 6, 1862 – January 3, 1864
Preceded by Charles W. Potwin
Succeeded by Thomas J. Magannis
Personal details
Born (1822-09-01)September 1, 1822
Somerset, Ohio
Died January 25, 1901(1901-01-25) (aged 78)
Somerset, Ohio
Resting place Holy Trinity Cemetery
Political party Whig
Alma mater St. Joseph's College (Ohio)

William Edward Finck (September 1, 1822 - January 25, 1901) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Somerset, Ohio, Finck attended the public schools and St. Joseph's College (Ohio). He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Somerset, Ohio. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress. He served as member of the State senate in 1851. He served as delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852. He was again a member of the State senate in 1861.

Finck was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867). He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for judge of the Ohio Supreme Court in 1868 and 1876.

Finck was 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. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Somerset, Ohio, January 25, 1901. He was interred in Holy Trinity Cemetery.



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