John H. Farquhar

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John Farquhar
18th Secretary of State of Indiana
In office
February 1, 1872 – January 16, 1873
GovernorConrad Baker
Preceded byNorman Eddy
Succeeded byWilliam W. Curry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Preceded byWilliam S. Holman
Succeeded byWilliam S. Holman
Personal details
Born(1818-12-20)December 20, 1818
Union Bridge, Maryland, U.S.
DiedOctober 1, 1873(1873-10-01) (aged 54)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Rank Captain
Unit19th Infantry of the Regular Army
Farquhar's home in Brookville

John Hanson Farquhar (December 20, 1818 – October 1, 1873) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1865 to 1867.

Early years

Born in Union Bridge, Maryland, Farquhar attended the public schools. He moved to Indiana with his parents, who settled in Richmond in 1833. He was employed as an assistant engineer on the White River Canal until 1840. He studied law.


He was then admitted to the bar where he commenced practice in Brookville, Indiana. He was also the Secretary of the State senate in 1842 and 1843. Chief clerk of the State house of representatives in 1844. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress. He served as captain in the Nineteenth Infantry of the Regular Army in the Civil War.

Farquhar was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1866. He moved to Indianapolis in 1870 and engaged in banking. He was appointed secretary of state by Gov. Conrad Baker.


He died in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 1, 1873. He was interred in Crown Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John H. Farquhar (id: F000026)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Secretary of State of Indiana
Succeeded by