Charles C. Finucane
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United States Under Secretary of the Army
In office
February 1955 – April 1958
PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byJohn Slezak
Succeeded byHugh M. Milton II
Personal details
Born(1905-09-06)September 6, 1905
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
DiedNovember 7, 1983(1983-11-07) (aged 78)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1932–1948
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UnitUnited States Naval Reserves

Charles C. Finucane (September 6, 1905 – November 7, 1983)[1] was an American government official, and banking and investments executive.

Early life

Finucane was born in Spokane, Washington and attended the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. He received an engineering degree in 1928 from Sheffield School, Yale University.


He served as vice-president and then president of Sweeny Investment Company while also serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. From 1936-1938 he was vice-president of the Sunshine Consolidated Mining Co., and majority floor leader of the Washington State Legislature in 1939. In 1946 he served as director for both the Spokane and Eastern Division of the Seattle First National Bank and the James Smyth Plumbing and Heating Company of Spokane.[2]

Government career

He was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management in 1954, the Under Secretary of the Army in 1955, and then the Assistant Secretary of Defense in 1958.[3]

Personal life

Finucane owned a summer home in Hayden, ID.


  1. ^ "Toledo Blade - Google News Archive Search".
  2. ^ Who's Who in America, Vol. XXX, 1958-1959 (1958). Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co.
  3. ^ Government Printing Office. U.S. Government Organization Manual 1958-1959. Washington, D.C.: GPO.


Government offices Preceded byGeorge H. Roderick Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) August 26, 1954 – February 8, 1955 Succeeded byChester R. Davis Preceded byJohn Slezak United States Under Secretary of the Army February 1955 – April 1958 Succeeded byHugh M. Milton II