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William Humphrey Farrar (1828 - 1873)

William Humphrey Farrar
Born in Coos, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
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Died at age 45 in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
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Appointed as Oregon Territorial District Attorney in 1853 by President Franklin Pierce, and served from 1853–1859.[1]

Elected mayor of Portland, Oregon in 1862: "At the beginning of Farrar's term, he told council he had to take a three-month leave for his business. Then he was never seen in Portland again."[2]


  1. Wikipedia:William H. Farrar
  2. "Worst Mayors Ever"; Portland Mercury; Oct. 18, 2012.]
  • Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 02 February 2021), memorial page for William Humphrey Farrar (20 Nov 1828–21 Nov 1873), Find A Grave: Memorial #192386980, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Lois (contributor 47314197) .

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