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Charles Rowland Peaslee FARNSLEY

(1907-1990)

FARNSLEY, Charles Rowland Peaslee, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 28, 1907; attended Male High School, Louisville; University of Louisville, A.B., 1930, and LL.B., 1942; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and began practice in Louisville; served in the State house of representatives, 1936-1940; mayor of Louisville, 1948-1953; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; served as publisher and president of Lost Cause Press; was a resident of Glenview, Ky., until his death in Louisville on June 19, 1990.

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

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