John Cranley

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John Cranley (D) is a Cincinnati city councilman. In 2006, he ran for Congress in Ohio's first congressional district, but lost to the incumbent, see Ohio U.S. House election, 2006. In 2005 Cranley received the greatest vote, for the City of Cincinnati Council, before joining city council, Cranley was an attorney with the Cincinnati law firm Taft, Stettinius, and Hollister.

John Cranley was born in Green Township, Ohio, and grew up in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Price Hill. He attended St. Williams School, a pariochial elementary school of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and graduated from St. Xavier High School, a Catholic high school operated by the Jesuits. He attended John Carroll University, where he was a Truman Scholar, and Harvard Law School. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School.

Ohio Innocence Project

Cranley serves as a visiting professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He, along with UC College of Law Professor Mark Godsey, helps oversee the Ohio Innocence Project. As of May 2006, the project was responsible for two overturned wrongful convictions in the past 12 months.

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