Charles R. Farnsley

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Charles R. Farnsley
Charles R. Farnsley.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
Preceded by Gene Snyder
Succeeded by William O. Cowger
Mayor of Louisville
In office
February 16, 1948 – December 1953
Preceded by E. Leland Taylor
Succeeded by Andrew Broaddus
Personal details
Born (1907-03-28)March 28, 1907
Louisville, Kentucky
Died June 19, 1990(1990-06-19) (aged 83)
Louisville, Kentucky
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Louisville

Charles Rowland Peaslee "Charlie" Farnsley (March 28, 1907 – June 19, 1990), a Democrat, served as mayor of Louisville, Kentucky and as a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Farnsley was born in Louisville and attended Male High School there. He received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Louisville and practiced law in Louisville beginning in 1930. Farnsley served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1936 to 1940 and as mayor of Louisville from 1948 to 1953. Farnsley was a very popular mayor, known for his accessibility and attention to problems large and small.

In 1964 Farnsley won Kentucky's Third District congressional seat, defeating the Republican incumbent, Marion M. "Gene" Snyder, who later was elected to the House from an adjoining district. Farnsley served in the house from January 3, 1965 through January 3, 1967. He did not seek re-election to the House.

He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Charles Farnsley died on June 19, 1990 from Alzheimer's Disease. He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.

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External links[edit]

Charles R. Farnsley at Find a Grave

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gene Snyder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

1965–1967
Succeeded by
William O. Cowger
Political offices
Preceded by
E. Leland Taylor
Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky
1948–1953
Succeeded by
Andrew Broaddus