Thomas R. Ross

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Thomas Randolph Ross
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's first district
In office
March 4, 1819 March 3, 1823
Preceded by William Henry Harrison
Succeeded by James W. Gazlay
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's second district
In office
March 4, 1823 March 3, 1825
Preceded by John Wilson Campbell
Succeeded by John Woods
Personal details
Born(1788-10-26)October 26, 1788
New Garden Township, Pennsylvania
Died June 28, 1869(1869-06-28) (aged 80)
Lebanon, Ohio
Resting place Lebanon Cemetery
Political party Democratic-Republican

Thomas Randolph Ross (October 26, 1788 – June 28, 1869) was a United States Representative from Ohio.

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Born in New Garden Township, Pennsylvania, Ross completed preparatory studies. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practice in Lebanon, Ohio, in 1810.

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Ross was elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses and reelected as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1825). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Lebanon. He lost his eyesight in 1866. He died on his farm near Lebanon, Ohio, June 28, 1869, and was interred in Lebanon Cemetery. His brother-in-law was former Ohio Governor Thomas Corwin, who married Ross' sister Sarah.

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The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Henry Harrison
Representative from Ohio's 1st congressional district
1819-03-04 – 1823
Succeeded by
James W. Gazlay
Preceded by
John Wilson Campbell
Representative from Ohio's 2nd congressional district
1823–1825-03-03
Succeeded by
John Woods

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