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In Memoriam: Harlow Grosvenor Farmer

Harlow Grosvenor Farmer

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February 14, 2007

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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death January 31, 2006 of former employee Harlow Grosvenor Farmer. He was 83.

Harlow started at the Institution in 1950 as a research associate in hydraulics.  He took a leave of absence in 1960 and ended his employment in 1964.

He was born and raised in Watertown, N.Y. After serving in the Army during World War II, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also received a master's degree in civil engineering, in 1950. He received a doctorate in physical oceanography from the University of Washington in the late 1960s.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sue Shafer Farmer of Annapolis; two sons, Harlow G. Farmer III of Houston and John C. Farmer of Boulder, Colo.; a daughter, Emily O. Farmer of Arlington, Mass.; a brother; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Further details will be posted when available.

Originally published: February 14, 2007