Former Judge H.B. Fink Dies

Former Potter County Judge and longtime attorney H.B. Fink has died. He was 81, and had been suffering from cancer. A native of Wellsboro, Fink graduated from Temple Law School and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar on Nov. 1, 1955. He began his legal practice in Coudersport in 1956. Fink was elected President Judge of Potter County in 1977, but was removed by the state Supreme Court in 1987. He fought the action and believed it was an injustice. The controversial and colorful attorney would sometimes appear in court wearing brightly colored shorts with a sport coat and tie. Fink is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and six children, including daughter Dawn Fink, who is the current Potter County District Attorney.


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