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F. Malcolm Farmer

retired electrical , engineer

F. Malcolm Farmer was American electrical, engineer. Awarded War Department Certificate of Commendation, 1946. Past chairman standards council American Standards Association, Engineering Foundation, John Fritz Medal Committee and Hoover Medal Committee; past president United Engineering Trustees.


Farmer, F. Malcolm was born on March 28, 1877 in Ilion, New York, United States. Son of William Chesterton and Agnes (MacCrum) Farmer.


Preparatory education, Ilion Academy. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1899.


One daughter; Alison (Mistress Paul Wescott).


  • Author: Electrical Measurements in Practice, 1917. Also numerous technical papers before American Institute Elec. Engineers, (paper on high tension cables received both first nat. first district prizes, 1926), etc.

    Contributor to Standard Handbook of Electrical Engineers, 1933. Associate editor American Civil Engineers’ Handbook, 1930. Underground Systems Reference Book, 1931.

    Made investigation and report on high tension cable practice in Europe, 1923.


Served as student engineer of General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, 1899-1900. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers (president 1939-1940).

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Mech. Engineers, Institution Electrical Engineers (British), American Society Testing Materials (president 1924-1925, honorary. Member, 1948), American Welding Society (president 1926-1928).

Club: Engineers.


Married Lucy Merriman, June 6, 1906 (died August 20, 1949).

William Chesterton Farmer

Agnes (MacCrum) Farmer

Lucy Merriman