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James E. Finnegan (1892–1966) was a politician in the State of Wisconsin.


Finnegan was born James Edward Finnegan on November 26, 1892 to John and Julia Finnegan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] On September 12, 1916 he married Olive M. Frawley. He died in November 1966.[2] Finnegan received his law degree from Marquette University and was receiving clerk for the Milwaukee County courts. He also taught evening high school classes.[3] Finnegan was Roman Catholic and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.


Finnegan served as Attorney General of Wisconsin from 1933 to 1937.[4] He was an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate from Wisconsin in 1940, losing to incumbent Robert M. La Follette, Jr.. He was a Democrat.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Index to Politicians: Finlinson to Fischel. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on 2016-01-22.
  2. ^ Social Security Death Index
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1933,' Biographical Sketch of James E. Finnegan, pg. 269
  4. ^ List of Attorneys General of Wisconsin
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Preceded by
John W. Reynolds, Sr.
Attorney General of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Orland Steen Loomis