Fred Farnsworth is a lifelong resident of the New Haven area. He is former owner and President of Eastern Elevator Co., Inc. (1963 – 1998), a company founded by his grandfather in 1895. A Navy veteran of WWII, Fred served aboard the USS Fall River (CA 131) from May 1945 until July 1946. He is on the Board of Directors for the Community Investment Corporation, and is a member of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce, the Easter Seal Society, and the YMCA of New Haven. He was past director of the New Haven Colony Historical Society and Elevator World Magazine. Fred resides in Guilford, CT.
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