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Contractor

Richard Armstrong Farnsworth, American contractor.

Background

Farnsworth, Richard Armstrong was born on June 17, 1898 in Henderson, Kentucky, United States. Son of Richard Prentiss and Ada (Sisk) Farnsworth.

Education

Student, Washington University, 1917-1919;student, Tulane University, 1919-1920.

Career

Vice president, R.P. Farnsworth & Company, Inc., 1920-1949;Chairman of the Board, Farnsworth & Chambers Company, Inc., 1949-1963. Chairman F. & C. Engineering Company, F. & C. Equipment Company, F. & C. Realty Company, Southern Industrial Piping Company, Farnsworth & Chambers Ltd.

Membership

Board directors Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Member international committee Young Men’s Christian Association, 1943-1953, vice chairman World Service Committee, 1944-1955, board directors, New Orleans, 1937-1944. Vice president, board Houston-Harris Company, 1945-1957, president Southwest area, 1954.

Board directors Houston Symphony Society, 1947-1957, National Recreation Association. Vice president National Council Churches of Christ in United States of America, 1954-1957, member board, 1951-1963. President Texas Council Churches, 1956.

Member Committee Inter-Church Relations, Presbyterian Church United States, 1945-1953. Trustee Texas Presbyterian Foundation. Member Council Christian Relations.

Connections

Married Dorothy Coyle, August 24, 1921. Children: Patricia Farnsworth Jones, Richard Armstrong, Alan Coyle.

father:
Richard Prentiss Farnsworth

mother:
Ada (Sisk) Farnsworth

spouse:
Dorothy Coyle

child:
Patricia Farnsworth Jones Farnsworth

child:
Richard Armstrong Farnsworth

child:
Alan Coyle Farnsworth