Attorney, professor of law; law school dean. Born– July 15, 1863, Adrian, Mich. Parents– Thomas and Catherine (Chase) Farrah. Married– Eva A, Wilson, August 28, 1888. Children– One. Education– University of Michigan, LL.B., 1896; Cornell College, A.M., 1906. Served as superintendent of schools in Michigamme, Mich., 1889-1894; admitted to Michigan Bar in 1896 and practiced law in Ann Arbor and Battle Creek; taught law at the University of Michigan, 1897-1900; founding dean and professor of law, John B. Stetson University, 1900-1909; University of Florida, 1909-1912; founding dean at the University of Alabama Law School, 1913-1944. Chairman of the Alabama Board of Law Examiners. Member of the American and Alabama Bar Associations, Phi Delta Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa. Awarded honorary degrees by the University of Alabama (1924) and the University of Florida (1935). Farrah Hall, the former home of the law school at the University of Alabama, was named in his honor. Died June 29, 1944.


Addresses, papers, and letters.

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Albert John Farrah, 1863-1944; Addresses Papers and Letters. Montevallo, Ala.; s.n., 1946.

Cases on the Law of Husband and Wife. Ann Arbor; G. Wahr, 1900.


The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds a collection of papers of Dean Albert John Farrah.