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Jervis S. Finney, former U.S. attorney for Maryland, dies

Jervis S. Finney, former U.S. attorney for Maryland, dies

Jervis S. Finney, a former U.S. attorney for Maryland and legal counsel to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. who also served in the state Senate and was a Baltimore County councilman, died Sunday at his home in the Charlesbrook neighborhood of Baltimore County of congestive heart failure. He was 85.

"Jervie was a central figure in my life, and both he and his family have been interlaced in my success," Mr. Ehrlich said. "He was one of the best lawyers in the country and a dominant figure in Maryland politics for 50 years. He was beloved."

"Jervie touched the lives of so many people," said U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett, who noted that...

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