|18th Secretary of State of Indiana|
February 1, 1872 – January 16, 1873
|Preceded by||Norman Eddy|
|Succeeded by||William W. Curry|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 4th district
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
|Preceded by||William S. Holman|
|Succeeded by||William S. Holman|
|Born||December 20, 1818|
Union Bridge, Maryland, U.S.
|Died||October 1, 1873 (aged 54)|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S
|Unit||19th Infantry of the Regular Army|
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.
- United States Congress. "John H. Farquhar (id: F000026)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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