|Chairman of the Boston School Committee|
|Preceded by||Kathleen Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||John J. McDonough|
|Born||January 28, 1941|
|Died||October 12, 2015
Bluffton, South Carolina
|Alma mater||Stonehill College
Boston University School of Law
Talk Show Host
David Ignatius Finnegan (January 28, 1941 – October 12, 2015) was an American attorney, talk show host, and politician. He was a partner at Finnegan, Underwood, Ryan & Tierney.
Finnegan was a member of the Boston School Committee from 1975 to 1979 and served as its President from 1978 to 1979. He was a candidate for Mayor of Boston in 1979, finishing fourth out of six candidates with 14.59% of the vote. He ran again in 1983, finishing in third place with 24.99%.
Talk show host
Finnegan began his media career in 1979 as host of The Dave Finnegan Show on WBZ Radio. He subsequently hosted Weekend with Dave Finnegan on WNAC-TV. He gave up both of his shows to run for Mayor in 1983.
- "Attorneys". Finnegan, Underwood, Ryan & Tierney. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- Annual Report of the Election Department. 1984. p. 28.
- "Prominent Local Lawyer Receives ALM Degree". The Harvard Lamplighter. April 16, 1999. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- "Stalking the votes to the end". Boston Globe. September 24, 1979.