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ROBERT FINCH, American Lawyer, Partner of A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, specializing in the field of General Civil and Trial Practice. Aviation, Corporation, Insurance, Antitrust, Real Property and Foreclosure and Escrow, Pension, Tax, Labor, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate Law. Employee Relations, Environmental Law, Land Use, Health Care, Protection of Intellectual Property, Construction, Maritime, Medical Malpractice, Family Law


Finch, Robert Hutchison was born on October 9, 1925 in Tempe, Arizona, United States. Son of Robert L. and Gladys (Hutchison) Finch.


Bachelor in Political Science, Occidental College, 1947. Doctor of Laws, Occidental College, 1967. Doctor of Laws, Occidental College, 1972.

Bachelor of Laws, University Southern California, 1951. Doctor of Laws, University Southern California, 1969. Doctor of Laws, Lincoln University, 1968.

Doctor of Laws, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969. Doctor of Laws, Ohio State University, 1970. Doctor of Laws, We. State University, University Pacific, Washington and Jefferson College, Westminster College, University San Fernando Valley, 1972.

Doctor of Laws, Pepperdine University, Rockford College, 1973.


Private practice, Los Angeles. Partner Finch, Bell, Duitsman & Margulis and predecessors, 1951-1966. 1t. governor State of California, 1967-1969.

Secretary of health, education and welfare Washington, 1969-1970. Counsellor to President United States, 1970-1972. Private practice Pasadena, California.

Partner Fluming, Anderson, Mc Clurg & Finch.


  • Bar: California, 1951.


Organizer, 1st pres, Palos Verdes Savings & Loan Association, 1958-1958. Chairman Marina Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1958-1959. Member President's Cabinet, Domestic Council Advisory Committee Intergovtl.

Relations, Cabinet Committee Education, Cabinet Committee Voluntary Action. Chairman California Job Training and Placement Council, Interagy. Council Ocean Resources, Electrical Data Processing Policy Committee, 1967-1969, Commission President's Council Aging, Committee Retardation, Interdept.

Committee Children and Youth, Air Quality Advisory Board, Federal Radiations Council, Commission Califs., 1967-1968. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1948, 56, 60, 68. Republican nominee United States Congress, 1952-1954.

Chairman Los Angeles County Republican Central Committee, 1956-1958. Trustee Occidental College, since 1965, California State Colleges, 1967-1969, Republican Associates, 1958-1966, chairman executive committee, 1964-1965. President California Sen., 1967-1969.

Regent University California, 1967-1969. Advisory committee Coro Foundation, 1962-1969. Advisory board Marymount College, 1960-1963.

Board directors Centinela Valley Young Men’s Christian Association, 1954-1958. Trustee, counsel Palos Verdes College, 1953-1956. Member Legion Lex, California Club, Town Hall Club (Los Angeles), Commonwealth of California, Kappa Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Carol Crothers, February 14, 1946. Children: Maureen Shaw, Kevin, Priscilla, Cathleen.

Robert L. Finch

Gladys (Hutchison) Finch

Carol Crothers

Maureen Shaw Finch

Kevin Finch

Priscilla Finch

Cathleen Finch