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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