Joseph Fornance

U.S. Congressperson

1804 – 1852

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Who was Joseph Fornance?

Joseph Fornance was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Joseph Fornance born in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He served as president of the council of the Borough of Norristown. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1834.

Fornance was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1842. He resumed the practice of his profession, and died in Norristown in 1852. He was interred in Montgomery Cemetery, in West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Norristown.

Fornance nominated future Civil War Major General and Democratic presidential candidate Winfield Scott Hancock for the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Born
Oct 18, 1804
United States of America
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • United States Military Academy
Died
Nov 24, 1852

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on July 23, 2013

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