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John Hanson FARQUHAR

(1818-1873)

FARQUHAR, John Hanson, a Representative from Indiana; born in Union Bridge, Carroll County, Md., December 20, 1818; attended the public schools; moved to Indiana with his parents, who settled in Richmond in 1833; employed as an assistant engineer on the White River Canal until 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brookville, Ind.; secretary of the State senate in 1842 and 1843; chief clerk of the State house of representatives in 1844; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; served as captain in the Nineteenth Infantry of the Regular Army in the Civil War; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; moved to Indianapolis in 1870 and engaged in banking; appointed secretary of state by Gov. Conrad Baker; died in Indianapolis, Ind., October 1, 1873; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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

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