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 Joseph Rider Farrington

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Joseph Rider Farrington

  • Birth 15 Oct 1897 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Death 19 Jun 1954 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Memorial ID 23069417

US Congressman. He was attending college in Hawaii when he enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a 2nd Lieutenant of Field Artillery during World War I. After his discharge in 1919, he was a reporter for the Public Ledger in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., 1920 to 1923. He returned to Honolulu and became president and general manager with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd. He was appointed secretary to the Hawaii Legislative Commission in 1933 and was a member of the Territorial Senate, 1934 to 1942. In 1943, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving until his death. His father Wallace Farrington was Governor of Hawaii, and US Congresswoman Mary Farrington was his wife.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 24 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23069417
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Rider Farrington (15 Oct 1897–19 Jun 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23069417, citing O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .