Darwin Abel Finney

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Darwin A. Finney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – August 25, 1868
Preceded by Charles Vernon Culver
Succeeded by Solomon Newton Pettis
Personal details
Born (1814-08-11)August 11, 1814
Shrewsbury, Vermont
Died August 25, 1868(1868-08-25) (aged 54)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party Republican

Darwin Abel Finney (August 11, 1814 – August 25, 1868) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Early life[edit]

Darwin Abel Finney was born in Shrewsbury, Vermont. He attended the public schools and was graduated from the military academy at Rutland, Vermont. He moved with his parents to Meadville, Pennsylvania. He served in a clerk in a law office in Kingsbury, New York, in 1834 and 1835. He graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville in 1840. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Meadville.

Public service[edit]

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1856 to 1861.

Finnery was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served until his death at Brussels, Belgium, in 1868. Interment in Greendale Cemetery in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles V. Culver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
S. Newton Pettis