Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I534607
  • Name: Mary Elizabeth PRUETT
  • RELA: 16th cousin once removed
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Betty//
  • Birth: 30 MAY 1898 in Tokyo, Japan
  • Event: Degree 1918 B.A. Journalism, University of Wisconsin
  • Event: Elected Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii BET 31 JUL 1954 AND 3 JAN 1957
  • Death: 21 JUL 1984 in Honolulu, Oahu, HI
  • Event: Pic Mary Elizabeth (Pruett) Farrington
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    FARRINGTON, Mary Elizabeth Pruett, (wife of Joseph Rider Farrington), a Delegate from the Territory of Hawaii; born in Tokyo, Japan, May 30, 1898; attended Tokyo Foreign School and grammar schools of Nashville, Tenn., El Paso, Tex., Los Angeles, Calif., and Hollywood (Calif.) High School; graduated from Ward-Belmont Junior College, Nashville, Tenn., in 1916 and from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1918; graduate work at the University of Hawaii; newspaper correspondent 1918-1957; president of League of Republican Women in Washington, D.C., 1946-1948; president of National Federation of Women's Republican Clubs 1949-1953; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1952; elected as a Republican a Delegate to the Eighty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Joseph Rider Farrington; reelected to the Eighty-fourth Congress and served from July 31, 1954, to January 3, 1957; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; publisher, president and director, Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1946-1963; director and chairman, Honolulu Lithograph Company, Ltd., 1945-1963; president, Hawaiian Broadcasting System, Ltd., 1960-1963; director, Office of Territories, Department of the Interior, District of Columbia, 1969; was a resident of Honolulu, Hawaii until her death there July 21, 1984; ashes interred at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Robert Lee PRUETT b: 27 NOV 1870 in Tennessee
    Mother: Josie BAUGH b: 11 MAY 1874 in Williamson Co., TN

    Marriage 1 Joseph Rider FARRINGTON b: 15 OCT 1897 in Washington, D.C.
    • Married: 17 MAY 1920
    1. Has No Children Beverly FARRINGTON
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