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Ross, James

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Born: 1762 AD
Died: 1847 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Senator

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1762 - Born on July 12th near Delta, Peachbottom Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

         - He attended a classical school near Delta and later became an instructor of Latin in what is now Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania.

1784 - He studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

1789-1790 - A delegate to the State constitutional convention.

1794-1803 - He was elected as a Pro-Administration (later Federalist) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the Senate declaring the election of Albert Gallatin void.

         - Was reelected and served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Fifth Congress.

         - He moved to Pittsburgh.

         - An unsuccessful candidate for governor of Pennsylvania and resumed the practice of law.

1847 - He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 27th; interment in Allegheny Cemetery.



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