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Martin Ambrose FORAN

(1844-1921)

FORAN, Martin Ambrose, a Representative from Ohio; born in Choconut, Susquehanna County, Pa., November 11, 1844; attended the public schools and St. Joseph’s College; taught school three years; spent two years in Ireland; served as a private in the Fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, from April 1864 to July 1865; member of the State constitutional convention of Ohio in 1873; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Cleveland; prosecuting attorney for the city of Cleveland 1875-1877; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio; judge of the court of common pleas from January 1911 until his death in Cleveland, Ohio, June 28, 1921; interment in Lake View Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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