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Robert L. Ross

R.L. Ross
Full Name: Robert L. Ross
Birth date: October 8, 1863
Death date: October 10, 1933

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 26th (3) & 25th (1) (2) Legislatures
    1/12/1897 - 1/8/1901
(1) "Hon. R.L. Ross of Paris, democratic nominee for state senator in the third district to succeed Hon. E.L. Agnew, whose term has expired is in the city. Mr. Ross is a free silver democrat." "Round About Town," 6/21/1896, p. 24. Dallas Morning News .
(2) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, Absent, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - possibly R.L. Ross, San Angelo, Tom Green County, age 36, born October 1863 in Texas, lawyer, boarder in the household of Joe Clark, enumerated 6/15/1900. FamilySearch . 1900
  • 26th Legislature (1899) - R.L. Ross, postoffice Paris, Lamar County, nativity Texas, lawyer, Democrat, age 35 (born circa 1864), 35 years in Texas, served in former sessions: 25th Senate. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Biographical sketch, Robert L. Ross, pp. 45-46. Born 10/8/1863 in Paris, Lamar County, graduated from law department at the University of the City of New York in 1887. Parents Frank W. and Elizabeth (Wells) Ross of Lamar County. Mrs. Elizabeth Ross died at Paris in 1868; Frank W. Ross died at Paris in 1888. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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