Claude Farrington

Claude Farrington


Feb. 15, 1873 Born
1893 Graduate of SHNI
1901-44 Professor of Chemistry,
Jul. 22, 1956 Died


Claude Bolin Farrington was a professor of chemistry from 1901 to 1944.

Farrington graduated from Huntsville High School in 1891 and Sam Houston Normal Institute (SHNI) in 1893. He later earned a degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville (BS, 1897) before marying and returning to Huntsville in 1901, eventually teaching in his ground floor lab in the Science Building.

Farrington was also a life-long member of the Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School for college students for 35 years, and was a member of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce.

The Farrington Science Building and a nearby outdoor area are named in his honor.

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