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Joseph Rider FARRINGTON

(1897-1954)

FARRINGTON, Joseph Rider, (husband of Mary Elizabeth Pruett Farrington), a Delegate from the Territory of Hawaii; born in Washington, D.C., October 15, 1897, and while still an infant moved with his parents to Hawaii; attended Punahou Academy, Honolulu, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison; left college at the close of his junior year in June 1918 and enlisted in the United States Army; commissioned a second lieutenant of Field Artillery in September and was discharged in December 1918; returned to the University of Wisconsin and graduated in 1919; reporter on the staff of the Public Ledger in Philadelphia in 1919 and in Washington, D.C., 1920-1923; returned to Honolulu to become associated with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd., and was president and general manager from 1939 until his death; secretary to the Hawaii Legislative Commission in 1933; member of the Territorial senate 1934-1942; elected as a Republican a Delegate to the Seventy-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 19, 1954; interment in Nuuanu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

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