Ebenezer B. Finley

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Ebenezer Byron Finley
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Jacob P. Cowan
Succeeded by Gibson Atherton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Preceded by J. Warren Keifer
Succeeded by J. Warren Keifer
Personal details
Born (1833-07-31)July 31, 1833
Orrville, Ohio
Died August 22, 1916(1916-08-22) (aged 83)
Bucyrus, Ohio
Resting place Oakwood Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Charlotte E. Codding
Signature Ebenezer B. Finley's signature

Ebenezer Byron Finley (July 31, 1833 – August 22, 1916, age 83) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, nephew of Stephen Ross Harris.

Born in Orrville, Ohio, Finley attended the public schools. He studied law at Bucyrus, Ohio, from 1859 until the outbreak of the Civil War. He was active in recruiting Company K, Twenty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which he served as a first lieutenant. He resumed the study of law in 1862. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 and commenced practice in Bucyrus, Ohio.

Finley was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures (Forty-sixth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1880. He served as Adjutant General of Ohio in 1884. He served as circuit judge of the third circuit of Ohio. He resumed the practice of law in Bucyrus, Ohio, where he died August 22, 1916. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

Finley married Charlotte E. Codding, February 15, 1858.[1]


  1. Randall, Emilius; Ryan, Daniel Joseph (1915). History of Ohio: the Rise and Progress of an American State. 6. New York: The Century History Company. pp. 581–583.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob P. Cowan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Gibson Atherton
Preceded by
J. Warren Keifer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
J. Warren Keifer