William R. Finch

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William Rufus Finch (December 14, 1847 – August 9, 1913) was a United States diplomat.

Finch was born to John Reynolds and Lydia Ann Finch in Walworth County, Wisconsin.[1] On November 2, 1897 he married Lillie M. Law.


Finch served as U.S. Minister to Paraguay and Uruguay from 1898 to 1905. While in office, he gained permission from Paraguay to use their offices during the American occupation of Cuba.[2]

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