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Francis Miles Finch

Francis Miles Finch (June 9, 1827–July 31, 1907) was an American judge, poet, and academic associated with the early years of Cornell University. One of his poems, "The Blue and the Gray", is frequently reprinted to this day.

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Francis Miles Finch - Biography
... Francis Miles Finch was born in on June 9, 1827, in Ithaca, New York ... As Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Finch was left in charge when both Cornell and White were travelling out of town ... In November 1881, Finch was elected to a full fourteen-year term, and remained in office until December 31, 1895 ...

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