Born: July 4, 1941 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Shary Baldwin
Family: Son of Fred Farr
1975-1980: Member, Monterey County Board of Supervisors
1993: Resigned from the State Assembly on June 16.
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
- PLACENAME: Congressman Sam Farr Plaza in Santa Cruz was named for Farr in June 2016 in recognition of his years in Congress.
- In 1985, Farr was the target of an attempted recall led by Michael Bogatirev and Harry Snell. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
- In 1986, Farr was the target of two attempted recalls (the first led by Michael Bogatirev and Timothy Grady and the second by Peter Austin). The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
- In 1987, Farr was the target of an attempted recall by Michael Bogatirev. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
- In 1988, Farr was the target of an attempted recall by Michael Bogatirev. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
- In 1990, Farr was the target of three attempted recalls by Michael Bogatirev and Daniel E. Donnelly. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot.
- The epicenter for the Loma Prieta earthquake (on October 17, 1989) occured within the districts of State Senator Henry Mello and Assemblyman Sam Farr.
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)