University of Edinburgh.
He received his medical education at Edinburgh University becoming Doctor of Medicine in 1858. He became and assistant surgeon in the Coldstream Guards. He was also physician to Street Mary"s Hospital, London, lecturer on Materia Medica, and physician to Belgrave Hospital for Children.
He became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1877.
He was a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire. In 1884, he was a guest at Haddo House for a dinner hosted by John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair in honour of William Ewart Gladstone on his tour of Scotland.
He held the West Aberdeenshire seat until 1906, although his majority in 1886 was down to 80. In 1905 he decided to stand down at the following election.
Farquharson was the author of numerous books including his autobiographical My First Election, from In and Out of Parliament.
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At the 1880 general election he was elected as the Member of Parliament (Member of Parliament) for West Aberdeenshire.