George Ross (D10) Bucks County 1887-1894
George Ross, born August 24, 1841, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; son of United States Congressman Thomas and Elizabeth Pawling Ross; Princeton College, New Jersey, 1861; attorney, 1861-1894; member, constitution convention from Bucks County and Northampton Counties; delegate, Democratic Conventions 1876, 1884, 1892; appointed, trustee, State Hospital for the Insane for Southeastern district, Norristown, from Bucks County; unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, 1884, 1888; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1887-1894; married, Ellen Lyman Phipps, 1870, children, Thomas Ross, Elizabeth P. Ross, George Ross, Ellen P Ross, Mary Ross, Gertrude Ross; died, November 19, 1894, blight disease, home, Ross Mansion, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interment, Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, 7th congressional district, 1884, 1888.
Elected, democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th district, Bucks County, 1887-1894; committee assignments, Congressional Apportionment, Elections, Insurance, Judiciary General, Judiciary Special, Public Buildings, Library, and New Counties and County Seats Committees.
Grandfather John Ross, elected, Republican, Eleventh Congress; elected, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses, resigned, 1818, president judge of the seventh judicial district of the State; transferred, State supreme bench, 1830-1834.
Father, Thomas Ross, United States Congressman, Bucks and Lehigh counties, 1848-1851.
The Ross Mansion was torn down in 1897, replaced with the Doylestown National Bank.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1888). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 670, 676-678, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 645.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Tuesday November 20, 1894, Page 7.