Member Biography

Louis Hoffner Farrell 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1939-1940       8 Republican
1941-1942       8 Republican
1943-1944       8 Republican
1945-1946       8 Republican
1947-1948       8 Republican
1949-1950       8 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


04/05/1877 - 01/27/1953

Louis Hoffner Farrell (R8) Philadelphia (Part) County 1939-1950

Early Life:

Louis Hoffner Farrell, born April 5, 1877, Bustleton section, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Washington and Sarah Louisa Hoffner Ferrell; Philadelphia Public Schools, education, Fayette School, Bustleton, later called the Jacobs School; married, Ella Wilson Toy, 1905, no children; vestryman, Saint Luke’s Church fifty consecutive years, lifelong member Saint Luke’s Church; real estate assessor; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1939-1950; died, January 27, 1953, Abington Hospital, Abington, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Yard, Bustleton section, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Despite all records indicating interment, Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Yard, this could not be verified, therefore burial location unknown.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

President, Bustleton Civic League; member, Jerusalem Lodge of the Masonic Order, member, Shrine Club.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 8th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1939-1950.


School District of Philadelphia, opened, Louis H. Farrell School, 1959.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members F"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project Wilkes University.

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