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James Ross

James Ross, American senator. member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1789-1790; member United States Senate (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 1794-1803, president pro tem, 1799, defended Federalist legislation against Jeffersonian attacks, notably Excise Law and Judiciary Act of 1801, introduced series of resolutions which demanded immediate seizure of mouth of Mississippi River and fortification of its banks, 1803.

Background

  • Ross, James was born on July 12, 1762 in near Delta, York County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph and Jane (Graham) Ross.

  • Education

    • Admitted to bar, 1784. Attorney for President.

    Career

    • President Pitts.

    Membership

    Member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1789-1790. Member United States Senate (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 1794-1803, president pro tem, 1799, defended Federalist legislation against Jeffersonian attacks, notably Excise Law and Judiciary Act of 1801, introduced series of resolutions which demanded immediate seizure of mouth of Mississippi River and fortification of its banks, 1803.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Woods, January 13, 1791, at least 1 child.
    • father: Joseph Ross
    • mother: Jane (Graham) Ross
    • spouse: Ann Woods
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    Born July 12, 1762
    Died November 27, 1847
    (aged 85)
    Nationality