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John W. Finley
Full Name: John Wesley Finley
Date of birth: January 19, 1847
Date of death: 1919

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Mar 5, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson
(1) John W. Finley, seated 3/5/1889, succeeded Elbridge G. Douglass, resigned 1/23/1889. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat - "Political news: State Senator nominated," 2/11/1889, p. 6. County democratic executive committee met at Sherman on February 10, nominated J.W. Finley of Sherman to fill vacancy left by resignation of Senator Douglass. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, John Wesley Finley, pp. 191-192. Born 1/19/1847 in Monroe County, east Tennessee, and in 1863 moved with his parents to Georgia, "a firm and unwavering Democrat." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, John Wesley Finley, p. 392. Born 1/19/1847. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • John Wesley Finley, born 1847 in Tennessee, died 1919, father William Henderson Finley, mother Elizabeth Dial Trotter, spouse Emma Sewell. Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index - North America. FamilySearch.
  • Census of 1880 - John W. Finley, Sherman, Grayson County, age 33, born in TN, lawyer, unmarried, father born in TN, mother born in NC.
    Census of 1900 - Jno. W. Finley, Sherman, Grayson County, age 50, born Dec. 1849 [sic] in TN, lawyer, wife Emma, father born in TN, mother born in NC.
    Census of 1910 - J.W. Finley, Sherman, Grayson County, age 60, born in TN, lawyer, wife Emma, married 19 years, father born in TN, mother born in NC. HeritageQuest Online.
  • John W. Finley (1847-1919), interment in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, husband of Emma S. Finley. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penitentiaries  
    Privilege and Elections (Chair) 
    Road Legislation  
    State Asylums  
     

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