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American Joseph Rider FARRINGTON

American newspaper editor and statesman who served in the United States Congress as delegate for the Territory of Hawaii

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Born: on October 15, 1897 in Washington, D.C., USA
Died: on June 19, 1954 in Washington, D.C., USA


Farrington was born in Washington, D.C. to Wallace Rider Farrington, the future Territorial Governor of Hawai'i. While still an infant, he moved to Honolulu, Hawai'i with his parents where his father began work as an editor for the Honolulu Advertiser and later the Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspapers. Farrington attended Punahou School and, upon graduating, studied at the University of Wisconsin. He dropped out of college in June 1918 to enlist in the United States Army. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of field artillery in September 1918 and discharged the following December. He returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison and graduated in 1919.

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