Charles FINLEY, Congress, KY (1865-1941)


FINLEY, Charles, (son of Hugh Franklin Finley), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Williamsburg, Whitley County, Ky., March 26, 1865; attended the common and subscription schools, and Milligan College, Milligan, Tenn.; engaged in business as a coal operator, banker, and publisher; member of the State house of representatives 1894-1896; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1895; served as secretary of state of Kentucky 1896-1900; chairman of the Republican executive committee of the Eleventh Kentucky Congressional District 1912-1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John M. Robsion; reelected to the Seventy-second Congress and served from February 15, 1930, to March 3, 1933; was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; retired from business activities; died in Williamsburg, Ky., March 18, 1941; interment in Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present