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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




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 Counties   Washington


11/17/1845 - 02/27/1919

FINLEY, John Barclay, a Representative from Washington County; born, November 17, 1845 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; private, Company G, 18th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (Civil War, 1862); clerk, mercantile store; cashier, the Peoples Savings Bank (1870-1880); president, The Peoples Bank; elected, clerk of council, city of Monongahela (1870-1872); co-founder, Monongahela City Gas Company; director, Williamsport Bridge Company; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1885); director, Bellewood and Monongahela Natural Gas Company; co-founder, Monongahela City Trust Company; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1886; appointed, member, Revenue Commission (1887); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1888); elected as a Republican to the House in a Special Election, November 5, 1889; reelected to the House in 1890; elected, select council, city of Monongahela; elected, council, city of Monongahela; president, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke Company; president, Colonial Steel Company (1909-1919); board chair, First-Second National Bank of Pittsburgh; died, February 27, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.