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George ROSS

(1730-1779)

ROSS, George, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in New Castle, Del., May 10, 1730; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1750 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Pa.; member of the colonial assembly 1768-1776; delegate to the state convention in 1774; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1777; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; appointed judge of the court of admiralty for Pennsylvania in April 1779 and served in that capacity until his death near Philadelphia, Pa., July 14, 1779; interment in Christ Church Burying Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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