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Tipton Smith Ross

Tipton Ross
Full Name: Tipton Smith "Tip" Ross
Birth date: June 29, 1873
Death date: July 15, 1956

Terms of Service

  • House, 45th Legislature
    1/12/1937 - 1/10/1939
    Democrat
  • House, 33rd (1) (4) (8) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913
    Democrat
  • House, 31st (2) (3) (5) (6) (7) Legislature
    8/1/1910 - 1/10/1911
    Democrat
(1) District 96 comprised of Erath county; District 109 comprised of Comanche, p. 43, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) "Candidates For Next Legislature...Preliminary Survey of Situation Looks Unfavorable for Submission in 32d...Positions of Aspirants...", 7/10/1910, p. 20. Includes a list of candidates for the special election to be held on 7/23/1910. "T.S. Ross, De Leon". Galveston Daily News .
(3) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. Galveston Daily News .
(4) District 109 represented by T.S. Ross, p. 6. House Journal .
(5) 31st Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of office administered to T.S. Ross, elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of E.C. Gaines; and J.W. Minton, elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of J.M. Horger, 8/1/1910, p. 50. House Journal .
(6) Tip S. Ross, sworn 8/1/1910, succeeded E.C. Gaines, resigned 6/16/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) De Leon, Comanche County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) District 96 represented by T.S. Ross, p. 854. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Tipton S. Ross Dies; Funeral in Gorman Tuesday," 7/15/1956, p. 1. "He served in the 31st, 32nd, 33rd and 45th sessions of the Texas Legislature. . .He was a staunch Democrat." Brownwood Bulletin .
  • Tipton S. Ross, birth date 6/29/1873, death date 7/15/1956 in Brownwood, Brown County, interment in De Leon Cemetery, Comanche County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Tipton Smith Ross, birth date 6/29/1873, death date 7/15/1956, interment in De Leon Cemetery, De Leon, Comanche County. Find a Grave .
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People 1937.
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