James J. Faran

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James John Faran
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byAlexander Duncan
Succeeded byDavid T. Disney
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Ohio Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1808-12-29)December 29, 1808
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedDecember 12, 1892(1892-12-12) (aged 83)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMiami University

James John Faran (December 29, 1808 – December 12, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Faran attended the common schools, and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1831. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Cincinnati.

Faran was elected as a Democrat a member of the State house of representatives 1835-1839 and served as speaker in 1838 and 1839. He served in the State senate 1839-1843, and was its presiding officer 1841-1843. He served as associate editor and proprietor of The Cincinnati Enquirer 1844-1881.

Faran was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Twenty-ninth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1848. He was appointed by Governor Medill one of the commissioners to supervise the erection of the State capitol in 1854. He served as mayor of Cincinnati 1855-1857.[1] He was appointed by President Buchanan postmaster of Cincinnati June 4, 1855, and served until October 21, 1859. He served as delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention at Baltimore. He engaged in newspaper work until shortly before his death. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 12, 1892. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.


  1. ^ Dilworth, Richardson (2011). Cities in American Political History. SAGE. p. 258. Retrieved 2013-05-25.


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