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Joseph Kirby Farrington

Joseph Kirby Farrington, American microbiologist. Member American Society Microbiology, Society Cosmetic Chemists, Institute Food Technologists.


  • Farrington, Joseph Kirby was born on October 5, 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of Joseph Allison Jackson and Eleanor Francis (High) Farrington.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, LaGrange College, 1971. Master of Science, Clemson University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Auburn University, 1976.


    • Microbiologist Kellogg & Company, Atlanta, 1975-1977. Manager Plough Inc., Memphis, 1977-1984. Associate director quality control United States consumer products Schering-Plough Company, 1984-1991, director quality control health care products, since 1991.

      Vice president Plough Laboratories Schering-Plough HCP, since 1984. Adjunct professor School Pharmacy University Tennessee, Memphis, since 1984. Professor Memphis State University, since 1982.

      Member microbiology executive committee Cosmetic, Toiletries, Fragrance Association, Washington,1 978—.


    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.

    Denomination: Methodist


    A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


    Member American Society Microbiology, Society Cosmetic Chemists, Institute Food Technologists.


    • Married Mary Ellen Harris, June 8, 1976.
    • father: Joseph Allison Jackson Farrington
    • mother: Eleanor Francis (High) Farrington
    • spouse: Mary Ellen Harris
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    Born October 5, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1971
      Lagrange College
    • 1973
      Clemson University
    • 1976
      Auburn University
    • 1975 - 1977
      Microbiologist, Kellogg & Company
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1977 - 1984
      manager, Plough Incorporated
      Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    • 1984
      vice president, Plough Laboratories Schering-Plough HCP