Gustavus Adolphus Finkelnburg

Gustavus Adolphus Finkelnburg

Birth
Cologne, Stadtkreis Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 18 May 1908 (aged 71)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 279/280, Lot 4737
Memorial ID 5745749 · View Source
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US Congressman. Member of Missouri State House of Representatives; U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District 1873-1877. Gustavus was born near Cologne, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1848 with his parents. They settled in St. Charles, Missouri there he attended St. Charles College. He graduated from the Cincinnati Ohio Law School in 1859 and was admitted to the bar in 1860. He practiced law in St. Louis until becoming a member of the Union Army during the Civil War. He was a member of the Missouri State House of Representatives from 1864 until 1868 and served as speaker pro tempore in 1868. He was elected as a Republican to the 41st Congress and as a Liberal Republican to the 42nd Congress. He was later appointed United States judge for the eastern district of Missouri in 1905 and served until 1907 when he resigned.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 7 Sep 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5745749
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gustavus Adolphus Finkelnburg (6 Apr 1837–18 May 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5745749, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .