RANNEY, Ambrose Arnold, (1821 - 1899)


RANNEY, Ambrose Arnold, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Townshend, Windham County, Vt., April 17, 1821; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1844; studied law in Woodstock, Vt.; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; corporation counsel for the city 1855-1857; member of the State house of representatives in 1857, 1863, and 1864; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Boston, Mass., March 5, 1899; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.