Seldon J. FinneyRepublican
Born: 1826 in New York
Died: July 27, 1875 in San Mateo County, CA
- Alexander D. Bell, a journalist for the Post, was expelled from his desk in the State Senate Chambers after publishing a report that Senator Finney had accepted a bribe. It was later determined that the Bell report was just based on a rumor, and the expulsion was reconsidered.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co.; 1871)