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.