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John Holden Finger, American lawyer. Bar: California 1937. Decorated Legion of Merit.


Finger, John Holden was born on June 29, 1913 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Clyde P. and Jennie (Miller) Finger.


AB, University of California, 1933.


Private practice of law, San Francisco, 1937-1942; professor, United States Army Judge Advocate General's School, 1942-1946; chief military commission section, Far East Headquarters War Department, Tokyo, 1946-1947; attorney, Hoberg Finger Brown Cox & Molligan, San Francisco, 1949-1989; of counsel, Hoberg Finger Brown Cox & Molligan, San Francisco, 1989-1991. Investigative hearing officer Office of Citizen Complaints, San Francisco, 1990-1991. Trustee Pacific School Religion, board chairman, 1969-1978.

Board of directors California Maritime Academy, San Francisco Legal Aid Society, 1955-1970. Board visitors Judge Advisory General School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1964-1976, Stanford University Law School, 1969-1971.


  • Bar: California 1937.


President Laymen's Fellowship, Northern California Conference Congressional Churches, 1951-1953, moderator, 1954-1955. Served to major Judge Advocate General Corps Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Colonel Reserve retired.

Commanding officer 5th Judge Advisory General Detachment, 1962-1964. United States Army Judiciary, 1967-1968. Member American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers.

Member American Bar Association (house of deals 1970-1978, county judicial administration division 1972-1977, standing committee association communications), American Judicature Society, Bar Association San Francisco (director 1960-1962, recipient John A. Sutro award for legal excellence 1980), Judge Advisory Association (past board directors, president 1964-1965), Lawyers Club San Francisco (president 1953, past board directors), State Bar California (Board of Governors 1965-1967, president 1967-1967), Sierra Club (Executive Committee legal defense fund), Phi Alpha Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Phi.


Married Dorothy C. Riley, December 30, 1950. Children: Catherine, John Junior, David, Carol.

Clyde P. Finger

Jennie (Miller) Finger

Dorothy C. Riley

Carol Finger

David Finger

John Junior Finger

Catherine Finger