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James Indus FARLEY


FARLEY, James Indus, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near Hamilton, Steuben County, Ind., on February 24, 1871; attended the public schools and Tri-State College, Angola, Ind., and Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa; taught in the public schools of Steuben and De Kalb Counties, Ind., 1890-1894; worked for the Auburn Automobile Co. as sales manager, vice president, and president of the company, 1906-1926; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on June 16, 1948; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn, Ind.

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

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