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Morgan Martin Finley (August 31, 1925 – September 20, 2016) was an American politician and businessman.

Finley was born in Chicago, Illinois. He went to De La Salle Institute and DePaul University. Finley served in the United States Navy during World War ii. Finley lived in the Bridgeport, Chicago neighbor with his wife and family. He was involved in the real estate and insurance business. Finley served in the Illinois Senate from 1959 to 1967 and was a Democrat. He also served as clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court.[1][2][3] In 1989, Finley was sentenced in the United States District Court to prison for attempted extortion and racketeering.[4]


  1. 'Illinois Blue Book 1965-1966,' Biographical Sketch of Morgan M. Finley, pg. 158-159
  2. Morgan Finley-obituary
  3. 'Morgan Finley "a monument to corruption" has died,' Chicago Sun-Times,' Neil Steinberg, September 22, 2016
  4. 'Judge Sentences Finley To 10 Years, Calls Him Corrupt,' The Chicago Tribune, Rudolph Unger, August 26, 1989

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