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Martin Ambrose Foran (November 11, 1844 - June 28, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Choconut, Pennsylvania, Foran attended the public schools and St. Joseph's College. He taught school three years. Spent two years in Ireland. He served as a private in the Fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, from April 1864 to July 1865. He served as member of the State constitutional convention of Ohio in 1873. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Cleveland. He served as prosecuting attorney for the city of Cleveland 1875-1877.

Foran was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for reelection. He resumed the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio. He served as judge of the court of common pleas from January 1911 until his death in Cleveland, Ohio, June 28, 1921. He was interred in Lake View Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Bingham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Theodore E. Burton

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