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Robert Dwain Ross

Robert Dwain Ross, lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Arkansas 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966. Recipient Distinguished Service award, Mental Health Council Arkansas, 1993.

Background

  • Ross, Robert Dwain was born on December 3, 1932. Son of George Raymond and Alma Lillian (Putman) Ross.

  • Education

    • Student, Southern State College, 1951—1953. Bachelor of Science in Law, University Arkansas, 1962. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1962.

    Career

    • Law clerk Arkansas Supreme Court, 1961—1962, 1963. Associate Pope, Shamburger, Buffalo & Ross, Little Rock, 1963—1965, partner, 1965—1994. Senior member Pope, Ross, Dendy & Cazort PLC, 1994—2002, Pope, Ross PLC, from 2002.

      Secretary, executive director Arkansas Constitutional Convention, 1980. With United States Army, 1956-1958.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arkansas 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Arkansas 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors Elizabeth Mitchell Children's Center (now Centers for Youth and Families, Inc.), 1972—1978, 1983—1996, treasurer, 1974, 1983, president, 1978, 1984—1985, vice president, 1983. Board directors Quapaw Quarter Association, 1977—1980, president, 1979. Fellow: Arkansas Bar Foundation (board directors 1982-1985).

    Member: American Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association 1978-1979, Arkansas Bar Association (secretary-treasurer 1969-1972, house of deals 1976-1976, 1978-1981, member executive council 1973, 1975-1978, chairman 1981-1982, chairman judicial nominations committee 1989-1994, member judicial nominations health law and web oversite committees).

    Connections

    • Married Frances Root Mitchell, June 15, 1963. Children: Robert Mitchell, Virginia Frances, Mary Starr.
    • father: George Raymond Ross
    • mother: Alma Lillian (Putman) Ross
    • spouse: Frances Root Mitchell
    • children: Robert Mitchell Ross
    • Virginia Frances Ross
    • Mary Starr Ross
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    Born December 3, 1932
    Died June 29, 2008
    (aged 75)

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