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Ephraim Wilder FARLEY

(1817-1880)

FARLEY, Ephraim Wilder, a Representative from Maine; born in Newcastle, Maine, August 29, 1817; attended the common schools and was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1836; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newcastle; member of the State house of representatives in 1843 and 1851-1853; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; member of the State senate in 1856; died in Newcastle, Maine, April 3, 1880; interment in a tomb on the family estate.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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