05/28/1840 - 09/05/1900

FARBER, George, a Representative from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties; born, May 28, 1840 in Allenbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany; private, Company B, 92nd Regiment, 9th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry (1861-1865, Civil War); farmer; driver, Pennsylvania Coal Company; driver, the Diamond mine; miner, Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company; proprietor, Fairview Hotel (1871-1889); elected, member, select council, Scranton (1872-1878, 1880-1884, 1890-1894); member, Lackawanna Republican Committee (18 years); elected, register of wills, Lackawanna County (1880-1883); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1884; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1886); died, September 5, 1900 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

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