FINCK, William Edward (1822-1901)

FINCK, WILLIAM EDWARD, a Representative from Ohio; born in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, September 1, 1822; attended the public schools and St. Joseph's College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Somerset, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; member of the State senate in 1851; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; again a member of the State senate in 1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for judge of the supreme court of Ohio in 1868; 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; resumed the practice of law; died in Somerset, Ohio, January 25, 1901; interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1847-1875, 30 items.
The papers of William Edward Finck include Mexican War pension claims, letters about Whig conventions in 1850 and 1852, and the Whig campaign of 1852. Other subjects the papers covered include the election of an officer in the 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the protest proceedings of U.S. tax officials, and a claim against the B & O Railroad.