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Orin Jocevious Farness, American physician.


Farness, Orin Jocevious was born on January 26, 1907 in DeForest, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Joseph and Slyvia (Hustad) Farness.


Student St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1924-1927. Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1929, Bachelor of Medicine, 1930, Doctor of Medicine 1932.


Intern University Hospital, Minneapolis General Hospital, 1931-1932. Resident Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1936, Desert Sanatorium, Tucson, 1936-1940. Practice medicine, specializing in internal medicine, Tucson, 1941-1942, 46-70.

Chief staff Tucson Medical Center, 1951-1970, chief medical service, 1962-1970. Member of staff St. Mary’s St. Joseph’s hospitals. Consultant Veterans Administration Hospital., Tucson.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles medical journals, texts.


Member of staff St. Mary’s St. Joseph’s hospitals. Member Arizona Board Medical Examiners, 1953-1956. Director Arizona Land Title & Trust Company President Community Serve, Inc., 1960-1961.

Board of directors Western Fund. Served lieutenant colonel, Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1946. Member of the American Medical Association, Pima County Medical Association (past president), National Tuberculosis Association (past director), University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Southern Arizona Heart Association (president since 1967), Founder’s For Arizona Medical Education, Newcomen Society North America, Sigma Xi.

Rotarian.; Club: Old Pueblo.


Married Kathleen King Flynn, March 7, 1937.

Joseph Farness

Slyvia (Hustad) Farness

Kathleen King Flynn