FARLEY, JAMES THOMPSON, a Senator from California; born in Albemarle County, Va., August 6, 1829;
attended the common schools; moved when quite young to Missouri and then to California in 1850 and
settled in Jackson; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in Amador
County; member, State assembly 1855-1856 and served as speaker in the latter year; member, State
senate 1869-1876, and served as president pro tempore 1871-1872; elected as a Democrat to the
United States Senate and served from March 4, 1879, until March 3, 1885; was not a candidate for
renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law; died in Jackson, Amador County, Calif., on
January 22, 1886; interment in the City Cemetery.