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 (née Rogers) 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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  1. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Finch". politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  2. ^ State, United States Dept of (1903-01-01). Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office.