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Elbert Ell Farman, American judge. Decorated by the Khedive, Grand Officer Imperial Order of the Medjidieh.

Background

Farman, Elbert Ell was born on April 23, 1831 in New Haven, New York, United States. Son of Zadok and Martha (Dix) Farman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1855, A.M., 1858 (Doctor of Laws, 1882, same).

Career

2d, Adelaide Frisbie, October 8, 1883. Admitted to bar, 1858, to the United States courts, 1862. One of publications of Western New Yorker, 1859-1861.

Traveled in Europe and studied langs. and international law, university of Berlin and Heidelberg, 1865-1867. District attorney, Wyoming County, New York, 1868-1875. United States diplomatic agent and consul-general at Cairo, Egypt, 1876-1881.

Accompanied General Grant in voyage up Nile, 1878. Member on part of the United States of Intemat. Commission to revise judicial codes of Egypt for use of mixed tribunals (International courts), 1880-1881.

Judge mixed tribunals of Egypt, 1881-1884. United States member International Commission, 1883-1884, which examined the claims (over 10,000) and determined the amounts to be paid ($20,000,000) to inhabitants of Alexandria for losess arising from bombardment and burning of city in 1882. Secured the obelisk, “Cleopatra’s Needle,” as a gift of Khedive to New York, 1879.

Made large collections of ancient coins and Egyptian antiquities, now in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Delivered political addresses in presidential campaigns, 1856-1888. In Europe in literature work during winters 1894-1900.

Membership

Member on part of the United States of Intemat. Commission to revise judicial codes of Egypt for use of mixed tribunals (International courts), 1880-1881. Member International Commission, 1883-1884, which examined the claims (over 10,000) and determined the amounts to be paid ($20,000,000) to inhabitants of Alexandria for losess arising from bombardment and burning of city in 1882.

Connections

Married Lois Parker, December 24, 1855 (died 1881).

father:
Zadok Farman

mother:
Martha (Dix) Farman

spouse:
Lois Parker