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Darwin Asahel Finney

  • Birth 11 Aug 1814 Shrewsbury, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 25 Aug 1868 Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
  • Burial Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 7445236

US Congressman. Born in Shrewsbury, Vermont, he attended the military academy in Rutland and Middlebury College (1836 to 1839) before moving with his parents to Meadville, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. at Allegheny College in 1840. Two years later he was admitted to the Crawford County bar and set up a law practice in Meadville, which he maintained for the rest of his life. Finney served in the State Senate from 1856 to 1861, and in 1857 became a director of the Meadville Railroad Company. A Republican, he was elected to the Fortieth US Congress, representing Pennsylvania's 20th District, and took his seat in March 1867. He actively served just over a year of his term. In the spring of 1868 he travelled to Europe for health reasons and died in Brussels, Belgium. He was succeeded in office by Solomon N. Pettis. There is a cenotaph for him at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.

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  • Added: 15 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7445236
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Darwin Asahel Finney (11 Aug 1814–25 Aug 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7445236, citing Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .