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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Personnel - F

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

Findley, Guy B.

CitationBette Lou Higgins, The Past We Inherit: A history of Baldwin-Wallace College 1835 - 1974 (printed by the author, 1974), 100.

Baldwin-Wallace Trustee, Judge Guy B. Findley was known as a magistrate who “mixed judicial dignity with a sharp wit and an occasional sharp tongue where he thought it would do the most good.”

Guy Findley received his law degree from the University of Michigan. His first public post came in 1911 when he was made city solicitor of Elyria. Serving in that office for two terms, he then moved on to spend two sessions as Lorain Common Pleas Court in Lorain County where he continued without primary or general election opposition until his retirement on October 14, 1950.

Judge Findley took a special interest in promoting welfare organizations especially for youngsters. He served as trustee of the Cleveland Christian Home for Children for 10 years; on the executive board of the Firelands area council of Boy Scouts of America and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; and on the editorial committee of the Ohio Probation Association. In Elyria, he served for 25 years as a trustee of the First Christian Church; and as president of the Elyria Izaak Walton League and the local Community Chest.

Remembering happy hours spent in the woods during his childhood the Judge donated 890 acres of forest near Wellington to the state of Ohio as part of his fight against juvenile delinquency. The park has been named Findley State Forest.

Judge Findley not only donated forests, he served as president of the Ohio Forestry Association and vice president of the American Forestry Association (for which he was given the honor of being made vice president for life by an amendment to the constitution made by the group members).

The House of Representatives of the state of Ohio paid tribute to Judge Findley’s achievements in the adoption of a resolution “in commendation of the life and services of a great jurist and the contribution he made to legal jurisprudence and the political, social and cultural growth of the community in which he has so ably served, and the molding of the lives of those whose sphere of activity touched directly or indirectly (his) life.”

Finnigan, Edward "Eddie" L.

Citation: Frances F. Mills, ed., “Athletics,” Baldwin-Wallace Alumnus 11, no. 4 (1933): p. 26.

"Eddie" Finnigan, graduate and former athletic star at Western Reserve University will assume his duties as instructor in the department of health and physical education and assistant football and basketball coach when the fall football practice begins on September 11. As varsity quarterback, Finnigan was W. R. U.'s outstanding gridder for the past three years, captaining the team in 1932. He also starred in basketball and track.

Eddie is a graduate of John Adams High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and is very popular and well known in Cleveland scholastic circles.

It is the opinion of Acting President Grover and the members of the Athletic Committee of the Board of Trustees that in Mr. Finnigan we have secured a most excellent man for the position.

Fullmer, Edward L.