Michael Farris

Born Aug 27, 1951

Michael "Mike" P. Farris is a United States constitutional lawyer. He is a founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Patrick Henry College.

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1951 Birth Born on August 27, 1951.


1971 19 Years Old He married in 1971 and has ten children and ten grandchildren.


1982 30 Years Old He and his wife Vickie began home schooling in 1982, leading him to establish the Home School Legal Defense Association in 1983.
1983 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He was also ordained as a Baptist minister in 1983.


2000 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He also founded Patrick Henry College, which opened its doors in 2000. … Read More


2006 54 Years Old In March 2006, Farris stepped down from the position of president to become chancellor of the college. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Farris is also the author of several books on homeschooling and family as well as the book From Tyndale to Madison, published in 2007. … Read More
2011 59 Years Old Farris graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science from Western Washington University (formerly Western Washington State College). He received a law degree and graduated with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.Farris received an LLM in public international law (with merit) from the University of London in 2011.
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