Doran, Joseph Ingersoll was born on January 17, 1844 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Honorary Joseph M. and Ann Luker (Callahan) Doran.
Preparatory education at school of John W. Faires, Philadelphia. Student for short period University of Pennsylvania. Studied law in office of Honorary John C. Bullitt.
Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1865, Supreme Court of the Pennsylvania, 1867, Supreme Court United States, 1899. In practice with Mr. Bullitt and Samuel Dickson. Director and general counsel Norfolk & Western Railway.
Identified with coal and iron interests of Virginia and West Virginia Home: Philadelphia, Pa.