Marjorie M. Farrar (1935-2000)

Marjorie Milbank Farrar, esteemed historian of modern France, was the author of books on the political career of Alexandre Millerand and on the strategy, politics, and diplomacy of the French blockade, 1914–1918. A native of New York City, Mrs. Farrar was educated in schools in New York and Virginia. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1957, Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1958, and Stanford University in 1968. A student of French history, politics, and diplomacy, Mrs. Farrar received a Fulbright grant to complete her dissertation research in Paris, which resulted in the publication of her first book, "Conflict and Compromise: The Strategy, Politics and Diplomacy of the French Blockade, 1914-1918," in 1974.