Gustavus A. Finkelnburg
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri|
May 20, 1905 – March 31, 1907
|Appointed by||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Elmer Bragg Adams|
|Succeeded by||David Patterson Dyer|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Missouri's 2nd district
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
|Preceded by||Carman A. Newcomb|
|Succeeded by||Erastus Wells|
Gustavus Adolphus Finkelnburg
April 6, 1837
|Died||May 18, 1908 (aged 71)|
|Resting place||Bellefontaine Cemetery|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Education||University of Cincinnati College of Law|
Gustavus Adolphus Finkelnburg (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʊstaf ˈfɪŋkəlnbʊʁk]; April 6, 1837 – May 18, 1908) was a United States Representative from Missouri and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Education and career
Born on April 6, 1837, near Cologne, Prussia, Finkelnburg immigrated to the United States in 1848 with his parents, who settled in St. Charles, Missouri. He attended St. Charles College, then graduated from the Cincinnati Law School (now the University of Cincinnati College of Law) in 1859. He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in St. Louis, Missouri starting in 1860. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1864 to 1868, serving as Speaker pro tempore in 1868.
Finkelnburg was elected as a Republican from Missouri's 2nd congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 41st United States Congress and as a Liberal Republican to the 42nd United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873.
Federal judicial service
Finkelnburg received a recess appointment from President Theodore Roosevelt on May 20, 1905, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri vacated by Judge Elmer Bragg Adams. He was nominated to the same position by President Roosevelt on December 5, 1905. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 12, 1905, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on March 31, 1907, due to his resignation.
- United States Congress. "Gustavus A. Finkelnburg (id: F000129)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Gustavus Adolphus Finkelnburg at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Gustavus A. Finkelnburg at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Carman A. Newcomb
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 2nd congressional district
Elmer Bragg Adams
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
David Patterson Dyer