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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1891-1892 Republican
1893-1894 Republican
1895-1896 Republican
1897-1898 Republican
1899-1900 Speaker Republican
 Counties   Lackawanna


07/18/1857 - 12/11/1933

FARR, John Richard, a Representative from Lackawanna County; born, July 18, 1857 in Scranton, Luzerne County (now Lackawanna County), Pa.; graduated, Phillips Academy, Andover, Ma., 1882; attended, Lafayette College; journalist; city editor, Scranton Republican; editor and proprietor, Scranton Courier-Progress; elected, school board, Scranton (4 years); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1890; reelected to serve for 4 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Speaker (1898-1899); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1900); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1908); elected, United States Congress (1911-1919); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to U.S. Congress (1920, 1930, 1932); seated as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives as a result of contested election (February 25, 1921-March 3, 1921); engaged, real estate business; died, December 11, 1933 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Shady Lane Cemetery, Chinchilla, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.