Politician who became the first former mayor to be elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 1959. He was previously the mayor of Pittsburgh from 1946 through 1959.
He worked as a file clerk for a Pittsburgh attorney.
He created the Finnegan Foundation, a non-profit educational program, during his time as an elected official.
He had two children with his wife Alyce Lawrence and died after never recovering from a fall at a local rally in 1966.
He attended one of the first National Democratic Conventions that helped nominate Franklin D. Roosevelt for President.