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Francis Bartow Farr ’43

Published in Feb. 9, 2005, issue

Bartow died peacefully, after a long illness, Nov. 21, 2004, in New York City. He was 83.

A native of Southampton, N.Y., he attended St. Bernard's School and Kent School. While at Princeton, Bartow was a member of Ivy Club and played on the 150-pound football team. Dissatisfied with stateside teaching duty at Fort Sill, Okla., he requested combat duty and fought valiantly in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

After the war, Bartow became a leading producer for some of Wall Street's best-known brokerage firms, including Harris, Upham; McDonnell & Co.; Oliphant & Co.; and Paine Webber. His prominence in his chosen field was such that he became the subject of a New York Times Sunday magazine article titled, "The Ups and Downs of a New York Stockbroker."

Bartow divided his time between Manhattan, where he was a life member of the Racquet and Tennis Club, and Southampton, where he belonged to the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

Bartow is survived by his wife, Susan Andrews Farr; two sons, Reginald and Francis Bartow Jr., from his first marriage to Edith Fincke; three grandsons, Nicolas, Evan, and Alexander; and a brother, C. Sims Farr. To the entire family, we extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

The Class of 1943

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