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Term: Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883

Definition:

lawyer, b. Genoa, N.Y. He moved to Adrian, Mich., in 1830 where he studied law, was admitted to the Michigan bar, and served one term in the Michigan legislature (1837). In 1839 he moved to Milwaukee where he practiced law until his death. He was a member of the Territorial Liberty Association, organized in 1842 to oppose slavery, and aided the escape of a fugitive slave to. Canada in that year. In 1867 he was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of Milwaukee. He was an early promoter of the Milwaukee and Mississippi R.R. and was active in connection with the short-lived Wisconsin Temperance Journal. J. R. Berryman, ed., Bench and Bar of Wis. (2 vols., Chicago, 1898); J. G. Gregory, Hist. of Milwaukee (4 vols., Chicago, 1931); Milwaukee Evening Wis., Apr. 4, 1883.

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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
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