James Indus Farley

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James Indus Farley
James Indus Farley 1922.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byHarry C. Canfield
Succeeded byGeorge W. Gillie
Personal details
Born(1871-02-24)February 24, 1871
Hamilton, Indiana
DiedJune 16, 1948(1948-06-16) (aged 77)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania,
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lotta M. Gramling

James Indus Farley (February 24, 1871 – June 16, 1948) was an American educator, businessman, and a three-term member of the United States Congress from Indiana from 1933 to 1939.


Born on a farm near Hamilton, Indiana, he attended Tri-State College in nearby Angola, and Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. After four years of teaching school, he went to work for the Auburn Automobile Company and rose to become the company's president.

Political career

In 1928, he entered politics as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He was elected to Congress in 1932 from the Fourth District, defeating incumbent Republican David Hogg. He was re-elected twice before losing to Republican George W. Gillie in 1938.


He died in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn, Indiana.

External links

  • United States Congress. "James Indus Farley (id: F000019)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by

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