FARLEY, Michael Francis

1863–1921

Biography

FARLEY, Michael Francis, a Representative from New York; born in Birr, Ireland, March 1, 1863; immigrated to the United States in 1881 and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.; attended the public schools of New York City; engaged in the liquor business; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; engaged in his former business pursuits until his death in New York City October 8, 1921; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Wallace, Joe. "Death by Shaving: Former Congressman Michael Francis Farley's Brush with Anthrax in 1921." The Capitol Dome (Fall 2007): 16-17.

___. "An Early Victim of Anthrax." The Federalist (Fall 2007): 8-9.

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