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Thomas Randolph ROSS

(1788-1869)

ROSS, Thomas Randolph, a Representative from Ohio; born in New Garden Township, Chester County, Pa., October 26, 1788; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, in 1810; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses and reelected as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1825); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Lebanon; lost his eyesight in 1866; died on his farm near Lebanon, Ohio, June 28, 1869; interment in Lebanon Cemetery.

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

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