Ambrose Ranney

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Ambrose Arnold Ranney
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1887
Preceded byWalbridge A. Field
Succeeded byLeopold Morse
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornApril 17, 1821
Townshend, Vermont
DiedMarch 5, 1899 (aged 77)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
Alma materDartmouth College

Ambrose Arnold Ranney (April 17, 1821 – March 5, 1899) was a Representative from Massachusetts.

Ranney was born in Townshend, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College and studied law in Woodstock, Vermont in 1844. In 1848, he was admitted to the bar and practiced in Boston.

Ranney was in the corporation counsel for the city from 1855 to 1857. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1857, 1863, and 1864 and served as a Republican in the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses (1881–1887). He failed reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress. He then resumed the practice of law until his death.


  • United States Congress. "Ambrose Ranney (id: R000058)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Rand, John Clark (1890). One of a Thousand A Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men Resident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A.D. 1888-'89. First National Publishing Company. pp. 500–501.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walbridge A. Field
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1887
Succeeded by
Leopold Morse