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Robert Corpening Finley, American judge. Member American, Washington State, Seattle bar associations Order of Coif, Pi Kappa Alpha.; Club: Iredell Law (Duke U.). Washington bar associations.

Background

Finley, Robert Corpening was born on November 7, 1905 in Marion, North Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Sylvester and Willie Grace (Corpening) Finley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Duke U., 1930, Bachelor of Laws, 1934. Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1936.

Career

Admitted to Wash bar, 1941, District of Columbia Bar, 1935. Attorney Federal Housing Administration, 1934-1935. Examiner-attorney Alcohol Control Administrn., 1935-1937.

Probation officer United States District Court, Bureau Prisons, Department of Justice, Western North Carolina, 1937-1938. Alien property custodian and claims div. Department Justice, 1938-1940.

Assistant attorney general State Washington, 1940-1942. District enforcement attorney O.P.A., State Washington, 1942-1944. Director food enforcement O.P.A., Washington, 1944-1945.

Private law practice, Seattle and Renton, Washington, 1945-1951. Judge Supreme Court, State Washington, 1951-1976, chief justice, 1961-1962, 67-68.

Membership

Member American, Washington State, Seattle bar associations Order of Coif, Pi Kappa Alpha. Club: Iredell Law (Duke U.). Washington bar associations.

Connections

Married Werdna Karen Phillips, December 4, 1937. Children: Patricia Helen Karen, Robert Andrew, Mary Ellen.

father:
Robert Sylvester Finley

mother:
Willie Grace (Corpening) Finley

spouse:
Werdna Karen Phillips

children:
Patricia Helen Karen Finley

Robert Andrew Finley

Mary Ellen Finley