Member Biography

George Ross 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1887-1888       10 Democrat
1889-1890       10 Democrat
1891-1892       10 Democrat
1893-1894       10 Democrat



08/24/1841 - 11/19/1894

George Ross (D10) Bucks County 1887-1894

Early Life: 

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. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

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.  


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "R""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 

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.

What Ever Happened to the Ross Law Office? | Doylestown, PA Patch

George Ross (1841-1894) - Find a Grave Memorial