Robert Finch (American politician)

American politician

Robert Hutchison Finch (October 9, 1925 - October 10, 1995) was an American politician. He was a Republican politician from La Canada Flintridge, California.[2] He served as the Lieutenant Governor of California under the term of Ronald Reagan from 1967 to 1969.[2]

Robert H. Finch
Counselor to the President
In office
June, 1970 – December 15, 1972
PresidentRichard M. Nixon
8th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
In office
January 21, 1969 – June 23, 1970
PresidentRichard M. Nixon
Preceded byWilbur J. Cohen
Succeeded byElliot L. Richardson
38th Lieutenant Governor of California
In office
GovernorRonald Reagan
Preceded byGlenn M. Anderson
Succeeded byEdwin Reinecke
Personal details
Robert Hutchinson Finch

(1925-10-09)October 9, 1925
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.
DiedOctober 10, 1995(1995-10-10) (aged 70)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Carol Crothers Finch[1]
ChildrenMaureen Finch Shaw
Kevin Finch
Priscilla Finch
Cathleen Finch Morser
EducationLL.B. 1951 University of Southern California
1947 Occidental College
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1951-1953
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War

He was born in Tempe, Arizona. He was the son of Robert L. Finch, a member of the Arizona House of Representatives.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Van Gelder, Lawrence (October 12, 1995). "Robert F. Finch, 70, Nixon Aide And Former Secretary of Health". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oliver, Myrna (October 11, 1995). "Robert H. Finch, Lt. Gov. Under Reagan, Dies : Politics: Leader in California GOP was 70. He also served in Nixon's Cabinet and as President's special counselor and campaign manager". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-01.