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|4th Governor of the United States Virgin Islands|
January 5, 1987 – January 2, 1995
|Preceded by||Juan Francisco Luis|
|Succeeded by||Roy Schneider|
December 29, 1923|
Frederiksted, United States Virgin Islands
|Died||September 10, 2002
Farrelly tackled many major issues during his two terms as governor, including increasing the number of affordable housing, enhancing the education and health system in the territory and purchasing the West Indian Company from the Danish government, which will continue to be one of the beacons of the Farrelly/Hodge Administration. Farrelly also had to manage a territory that was ravaged by Hurricane Hugo, and that destroyed most of the homes and infrastructure on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Farrelly will be remembered for the unprecedented number of women he hired in his administration, from Commissioners to Judges to members of his security detail.
In 1991, Joan Harrigan married Farrelly, becoming the First Lady of the Territory. Mrs. Harrigan-Farrelly continued to work full-time as the Director of the Coastal Zone Management, while carrying out her responsibilities as First Lady. Mrs. Harrigan-Farrelly has been and continues to be a champion on issues concerning empowering women and reducing and eliminating domestic violence; teenage pregnancy prevention, literacy issues and environmental issues.
Farrelly and his wife were married for eleven years before he died at his home in Arlington, Virginia, on September 10, 2002.
Juan Francisco Luis
|Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands
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