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. On September 12, 1916 he married Olive M. Frawley. He died in November 1966. Finnegan received his law degree from Marquette University and was receiving clerk for the Milwaukee County courts. He also taught evening high school classes. Finnegan was Roman Catholic and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Finnegan served as Attorney General of Wisconsin from 1933 to 1937. 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.
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- Social Security Death Index
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1933,' Biographical Sketch of James E. Finnegan, pg. 269
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