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Hon. Larry Duke Fargher

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Pillar Member

Phone: (408) ***-****  HQ Phone
Mission City Community Fund
P.O. Box 587
Santa Clara , California 95052
United States

Company Description: We serve people of all ages throughout the community. MCCF grants help senior citizens with transportation, housing, medical and other support services , helping...   more

Employment History

  • Mayor
    City of Santa Clara
  • President
    Santa Clara
  • Mayor
    Santa Clara
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Dominic Caserta

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Mission City Community Fund :: Circle of Pillars, 14 June 2010 [cached]
Larry Fargher
This year's Mission City Community Fund ..., 1 Nov 2009 [cached]
This year's Mission City Community Fund Austen Warburton personal and George Burdick Corporate award winners - Larry Fargher and Gary Gillmor of Gillmor & Associates, respectively - have a lot in common.
With a Master's in business from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in engineering from the University of Nebraska, Fargher worked as an aerospace engineer at Westinghouse - Polaris Missile project - and UTC - Titan III Rocket Motor Program - before making a part-time job in real estate his full-time business.
Fargher served two terms on the City Council, and was appointed mayor from 1964 to 1965 (before the office was elected). During his time on the Council, he was instrumental - often a tiebreaker - in decisions about land use, electric power, and development.
After leaving elected office, Fargher continued his service to the City, working on the Santa Clara Citizens Advisory Committee, Intercity Council, Economic Opportunity Commission and Charter Review Committee. In 1966 he received HUD's Urban Development Intergovernmental Award.
Fargher has also active in many community groups. A founding member of the Mission City Community Fund, he has served in leadership and fundraising for many groups, including the Santa Clara County Heart Association, El Camino Little League, County Freedom from Hunger Committee, and the Governors Committee on Hiring the Handicapped. After losing his wife Camille to Alzheimer's, Fargher's energetic fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association netted over $250,000 for research during the last 15 years.
Fargher never forgets how the personal connects with the historical, and likes to tell this story. "I used to have renters in a house I owned in Agnews [north of 101] - John and Judy McAfee. John developed his anti-virus software right there in that house. That kind of thing wouldn't have been happening in Santa Clara north if we hadn't developed the area the way we did."
When Sun built its new campus at Agnew, Fargher remembers founder Scott McNealy noting that the computing giant got its start in Santa Clara. "A lot of guys like that started in Santa Clara," he told the Santa Clara Weekly in a 2006 interview.
Dominic Caserta for Assembly - Endorsements, 3 Feb 2008 [cached]
Hon. Larry "Duke" Fargher, Mayor, City of Santa Clara, ret.
In July, the Santa Clara County ..., 1 Aug 2010 [cached]
In July, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) awarded Larry Fargher its NAR Realtor Emeritus Award. The former Santa Clara Council and Mayor (1964-1965) and longtime community leader was recognized by for his 40 years as a real estate professional. In 1969, Fargher founded Realcom Associates in Santa Clara.
With a Master's in business from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in engineering from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fargher worked for UTC and Westinghouse before making his part-time real estate job his full-time business.
"Around 1969 friends in real estate in California City told me about looking out on the desert over where California City is -- Edwards Air Force Base -- and saying, 'One day it's all going to be like this, like looking down onto Hollywood,'" Fargher told the Weekly in a 2007 interview. "So...I became a broker.
"I did the real estate part time until 1971," he continued.
This isn't Fargher's first business award. He was named Realtor of the Year in 1982, received a Byron Brawley Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, and was made Director for Life in 1990 and named California's 2006 Distinguished Realtor by the California Association of Realtors.
Nadeem's Photo Gallery, 3 Oct 2012 [cached]
With Larry Fargher | Image Detail Nadeem's Photo Gallery
With Larry Fargher
With Larry Fargher - SC Rotary Past President & Former Mayor of Santa Clara...
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