Mr Farmer, 67, is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Harvard Law School and attended Harvard Business School.
Mr Farmer currently serves on the following boards of directors:
1. Charlesbridge Publishing Inc, Watertown, Mass, Chairman
2. International Data Group, Inc, Boston, Mass
3. Dale Carnegie Associates, Inc. Hauppaug New York
4. Seaview Capital Advisors, NY, NY
5. Demeter Systems, Inc. Orlando, FL
Mr Farmer founded EFM, a publlshing company, which he sold in 1983.
He served as Vice Chair of Cassidy Associates, the largest lobbying firm in Washington DC from 1989-1991.
He served as Vice Chair of International Data Group, a billion dollar publishing conglomerate from 1991-1992 when he took a leave of absence to work the presidential campaign of Bill Clinton.
He served as Chairman of GEC-Alsthom, North America, a British French conglomerate inthe high speed rail business1993-1994.
He served as the United States Consul General to Bermuda, 1994-1999.
He served as Chairman of Advanced Multimedia Group, Inc. which has since been liquidated 2001-2003.
In politics he has served as the National Treasurer of four presidential campaigns:
1. John Glenn 1984
2. Mike Dukakis 1988
3. Bill Clinton 1992
4. John Kerry 2004
He also served as the Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee from 1989-1991 when he resigned to work on the Clinton Campaign.
He also served as the Treasurer of the Democratic Governor's Association from1984-1991.
He served on the State Board of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the mid eighties.
He served as President of the John F Kennedy Library in the mid eighties.
He served as President of the Mass Electoral College in 1988-9.
He presently serves as finance chairman for Senator John Kerry.
Mr Farmer is a member of the Indian Creek Country Club, Miami Beach Fl; Midocean Country Club, Bermuda, LaGorce Country Club, Miami, The Surf Club, Miami and Grove City Country Club, Grove City Pa.