FARRINGTON, Joseph Rider

FARRINGTON, Joseph Rider
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1897–1954

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Hawaii Public Archives

Honolulu, HI
Papers: 1942-1956. 80 feet. Combined files with Elizabeth (Pruett) Farrington as Territorial Delegates to U.S. Congress.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
Hawaiian Collection

Manoa, HI
Oral History: In the John A. Burns Oral History Project, 1976, 2 sound cassettes. In an interview with Elizabeth Farrington conducted on May 26, 1976 by Alf Pratte, she discusses her husband Joseph Farrington, and herself, both Congressional delegates.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 83d Cong., 2d sess., 1954. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Joseph Rider Farrington, late a delegate from Hawaii. Eighty-third Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1955.

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