About Lulu Finch (?–?)
In 1919, Lulu Finch ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Grand Rapids Board of Education. At the time of her campaign, Finch was president of the Congress School Mothers’ Club, an organization then publicly at odds with Grand Rapids School Superintendent W.A. Greeson for his “autocratic” and “czarlike” behavior.
Although Finch did not win a seat on the school board, she did stay involved in local school affairs. In 1921, she was reelected for a fourth term as president of the Congress School Parent Teacher Association, which seems to have evolved from the Congress School Mothers’ Club. And that same year she attended the Michigan Parent Teacher Association convention as a delegate.
“Congress School Association.” Grand Rapids Press, May 12, 1921.
“Mothers Launch Vigorous Attack Against Greeson.” Grand Rapids Press, March 20, 1919.
“Mrs. Finch Would Be School Board Member.” Grand Rapids Press, March 22, 1919.
“School Board’s Complexion to Stay Unchanged.” Grand Rapids Press, April 8, 1919.
“To Attend Convention.” Grand Rapids Press, May 9, 1922.