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Thomas ROSS

(1806-1865)

ROSS, Thomas, (son of John Ross), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., December 1, 1806; attended the Doylestown, Pa., schools; was graduated from Princeton College in 1823; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Doylestown, Pa.; appointed deputy attorney general of the State for Bucks County in 1829; frequently a candidate of the Democratic Party and also affiliated with the Anti-Masonic Party; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); resumed the practice of law in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.; died July 7, 1865; interment in Doylestown Cemetery.

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

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