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John Farson STARR

(1818-1904)

STARR, John Farson, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 25, 1818; completed preparatory studies; moved to Camden, N.J., in 1844; one of the founders of the Camden Iron Works; engaged in mercantile pursuits; president of the First National Bank of Camden for over thirty years, up to the time of his death; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; died in Atlantic City, N.J., August 9, 1904; interment in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, N.J.

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

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