Robert Finch (American politician)

lawyer and Republican politician
Robert H. Finch
Counselor to the President
In office
June, 1970 – December 15, 1972
President Richard M. Nixon
8th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
In office
January 21, 1969 – June 23, 1970
President Richard M. Nixon
Preceded by Wilbur J. Cohen
Succeeded by Elliot L. Richardson
38th Lieutenant Governor of California
In office
1967–1969
Governor Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Glenn M. Anderson
Succeeded by Edwin Reinecke
Personal details
Born Robert Hutchinson Finch
(1925-10-09)October 9, 1925
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.
Died October 10, 1995(1995-10-10) (aged 70)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol Crothers Finch[1]
Children Maureen Finch Shaw
Kevin Finch
Priscilla Finch
Cathleen Finch Morser
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Baptist, and later that Presbyterian[2]
Military service
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1951-1953
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War

Robert Hutchison Finch (October 9, 1925 - October 10, 1995) was an American politician. He was a Republican politician from La Canada Flintridge, California.[3] He served as the Lieutenant Governor of California under the term of Ronald Reagan from 1967 to 1969. [3]

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

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