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army officer

Ogden Ross, American army officer. Awarded Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Purple Troy New York. member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1938.

Background

Ross, Ogden was born on April 6, 1893 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of E. Ogden and Jean (Neely) Ross.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, Union University, 1915.

Career

Enlisted, 105th Infantry, New York National Guard, 1910, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1940. Served on Mexican Border, 1916. With 27th Division, American Expeditionary Force, France and Belgium, World War I.

Assistant div. commander 27th Division, Pacific Area, 1940-1944, commander Marshall-Gilbert Islands, 1944-1945, World World War World War II City Treasurer, Troy, 1920-1925. Assistant to vice-president and general manager, D.&H. R.R., 1924-1938. New York State senator, 1933-1937.

Member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1938. New York State tax commissioner, 1939-1945. Called into active service, October 1940, on duty in the Pacific Area for four years.

Public relations director Troy (New York) Savings Bank.

Membership

Member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1938.

Connections

Married Elizabeth W. Cheney, February 17, 1920. Children: Ogden Cheney, Cynthia.

father:
E. Ogden Ross

mother:
Jean (Neely) Ross

spouse:
Elizabeth W. Cheney

children:
Ogden Cheney Ross

Cynthia Ross