GRAY, Finly Hutchinson, (1863 - 1947)


Campaign card, 1934, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

GRAY, Finly Hutchinson, a Representative from Indiana; born near Orange, Fayette County, Ind., July 21, 1863; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Connersville, Ind.; mayor of Connersville 1904-1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress and for election in 1917 to fill the vacancy in the same Congress caused by the death of Daniel W. Comstock; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in lecturing; again elected to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; reengaged in the practice of law in Connersville, Ind.; until his death there on May 8, 1947; interment in Dale Cemetery.