David Finnegan, American Politician, Dead at 74

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David I. Finnegan, passed away on October 10, 2015, David was an American attorney, talk show host, and politician.

He is a partner at Finnegan, Underwood, Ryan & Tierney.

David was a member of the Boston School Committee from 1975 to 1979 and served as its President from 1978 to 1979.

David was a candidate for Mayor of Boston in 1979, finishing fourth out of six candidates with 14.59% of the vote.

He ran again in 1983, finishing in third place with 24.99%.

David began his media career in 1979 as host of The Dave Finnegan Show on WBZ Radio.

He subsequently hosted Weekend with Dave Finnegan on WNAC-TV.

David gave up both of his shows to run for Mayor in 1983.

David is the brother-in-law of astronaut Michael Collins and the uncle of actress Kate Collins.

He is a graduate of Stonehill College (B.A.), Boston University School of Law (J.D.), and Harvard University (A.L.M.).

David died at age 74 in October 2015.