Northwest Bio names politics veteran to board

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Posted: Dec 10, 2009 4:11 PM

Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc., which is working on cancer treatments, said Thursday it picked a veteran of Democratic presidential campaigns to serve on its board.

The company said Robert A. Farmer served as national treasurer of the campaigns of Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Michael Dukakis and John Glenn.

Farmer served as treasurer of the Democratic National Committee from 1989 to 1991 and the Democratic Governors Association from 1983 to 1991. President Clinton appointed him U.S. consul general to Bermuda from 1994 to 1999. Farmer built a publishing company, which he sold in 1983.