FINNEY, Darwin Asahel, (1814 - 1868)


FINNEY, Darwin Asahel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Shrewsbury, Rutland County, Vt., August 11, 1814; attended the public schools and was graduated from the military academy at Rutland, Vt.; moved with his parents to Meadville, Pa.; clerk in a law office in Kingsbury, N.Y., in 1834 and 1835; was graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Meadville, Pa.; member of the State senate 1856-1861; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from March 4, 1867, until his death at Brussels, Belgium, August 25, 1868; interment in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Pa.