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Sam FARR

(1941- )

FARR, Sam, a Representative from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., July 4, 1941; graduated from Carmel High School, Carmel, Calif., 1959; B.S., Willamette University, Salem, Oreg., 1963; attended Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif., and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, Calif.; Peace Corps, 1963-1965; staff, California state assembly; member, Monterey County, Calif., board of supervisors, 1975-1980, chair, 1979; member of the California state assembly, 1980-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Leon Panetta and reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses (June 8, 1993-present).

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

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