Arthur Briggs Farquhar

Arthur Briggs Farquhar

Birth
Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 5 Mar 1925 (aged 86)
York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
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York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Quaker-born industrialist and business leader on the local and national level. Undersecretary of Labor in the U.S. government. Owner of Pennsylvania Agricultural Works (later the A.B. Farquhar Company), which made farm implements and steam engines. During the Civil War, negotiated with Confederate general John B. Gordon of Georgia during the June 1863 Gettysburg Campaign to ensure the safety of York's women and children, as well as private property and businesses. Author of "Economic and Industrial Delusions; a Discussion of the Case for Protection" and "The First Million the Hardest; an Autobiography."


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  • Created by: Scott Mingus
  • Added: 25 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68900475
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Briggs Farquhar (28 Sep 1838–5 Mar 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68900475, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Scott Mingus (contributor 46914397) .