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James FARRINGTON

(1791-1859)

FARRINGTON, James, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Conway, Carroll County, N.H., October 1, 1791; attended the common schools; was graduated from Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Maine, in 1814; studied medicine and engaged in practice in Rochester, N.H., in 1818; member of the State house of representatives 1828-1831; served in the State senate in 1836; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); appointed one of the trustees of the New Hampshire Insane Asylum in 1845; resumed the practice of medicine; was one of the organizers of the Rochester Bank, and served as president until his death in Rochester, N.H., October 29, 1859; interment in the Old Cemetery.

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

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