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Wyatt Gene Ross

consultant , mortgage company executive

Wyatt Gene Ross, American mortgage company executive, consultant. Member Mortgage Bankers Association.


Ross, Wyatt Gene was born on August 1, 1942 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Lester Allen and Wilma Mae (Priddle) Ross.


Student, University Illinois, 1962. Student, Southern Illinois University, 1964.


With professional baseball Pittsburgh Pirates, 1962, Minnesota Twins, 1962-1965. Bank auditor State of Illinois, Springfield, 1965-1966. From loan officer to vice president Mortgage Associates, Inc., Milwaukee, 1966-1972.

Partner Joe Foster Real Estate, Collinsville, Illinois, 1968-1969. Vice president Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company, Los Angeles, 1972-1975. Chairman, president Great American Funding Corporation, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1975-1980.

Senior vice president United 1st Mortgage Company subsidiary Merrill Lynch, La Jolla, California, 1980-1982. Executive vice president Merrill Lynch Mortgage Corporation, Stamford, Court, 1982-1984, Shawmut 1st Mortgage Corporation, Dallas, 1984-1988. Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer Paragon Mortgage Corporation, Smyrna, Georgia, since 1988.

Board directors Technology Resources, Inc., San Diego, Maritime Resources, Inc., San Diego.


It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.


Member Mortgage Bankers Association.


Married Vonia Pearl Brown, November 11, 1962 (divorced October 1986). Children: Craig Allen, Cayle Allen. Married Barbara Leigh McBride, June 26, 1987.

1 child, Lacey L.

Lester Allen Ross

Wilma Mae (Priddle) Ross

Vonia Pearl Brown

Barbara Leigh McBride

Craig Allen Ross

Cayle Allen Ross

Lacey L. Ross


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.