Henry James Finger

from Who's Who in America vol XI page 945

Henry James Finger, an apothecary, chemist; b. San Francisco, Mar, 19, 1853; son of Theodore and Wilhelmina (Koch); educated public schools; California College of Pharmacy, 1871, 72; married Ella Chase Huntley, of New Haven, Conn. June 9, 1886. Clerk in drug store, Redwood City, Cal., 1869; removed to Santa Barbara, 1872. Member California State Board of Pharmacy almost continuously since 1891 (ex-president); author of California's pharm. law, act regulating sale of poisons; act regulating itinerant vendors of drugs, and California laws relating to detention and cure of inebriates and drug victims. Appointed by President Taft delegate International Opium Conference, The Hague, 1911, 12 (member technical committee and signed treaty in behalf of U. S. Government). Member California Pharmacy Association, Progressive Republican, Unitarian. Author of numerous papers and published addresses concerning narcotic and other habit-forming drugs; regarded as an authority on the subjects.