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 Fourth district
In office
1933-1939
Preceded by David Hogg
Succeeded by George W. Gillie
Personal details
Born February 4, 1871
Hamilton, Indiana
Died June 16, 1948
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania,
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lotta M. Gramling

James Indus Farley (February 4, 1871 – June 16, 1948) was a three-term member of the United States Congress from Indiana during the New Deal. 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. 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.

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