|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Jacob Fry, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Jacob Senewell Yost|
|Born||October 18, 1804|
Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
|Died||November 24, 1852 (aged 48)|
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.
- United States Congress. "Joseph Fornance (id: F000276)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard