James E. Ross, Sr. (D47) Beaver and Washington (Part) Counties 1973-1982 (D47) Beaver and Lawrence (Part) Counties 1983-1990
James E. Ross, Sr., born January 23, 1921, Koppel, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; son of Philip and Helen Syka Ross; veteran, Coast Guard, combat, Pacific Theater, WWII; married, Dorothy Joan Moravec Ross, children, Kevin Ross, James Jr., Judith Deelo, Janice Stas, Deborah Cisneros, Rebecca Fischer, Helen Estep, Bernadette Zmitrovich, Dorothy Ross, Barbara Bovalino; chairman, Beaver County Board of Commissioner, 1960-1972; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1972-1990; died, May 22, 1993 (aged 72), congestive heart failure, Medical Center of Beaver County; Brighton Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interment, Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum, Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Chairman, Beaver County Board of Commissioner, 1960-1972.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 47th district, Beaver and Washington (Part) Counties, 1973-1982, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 47th district, Beaver and Lawrence (Part) Counties, 1983-1990; appointed, first chairman newly created Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, 1975; Chairman, Committee of Investigation Three Mile Nuclear Accident, 1979; sponsored turnpike expansion law, included Beaver Valley Expressway, which was named in his honor, 1984; resigned, February 28, 1990, Gerald LaValle, seated, June 4, 1990.
COAST GUARD COMBAT VETERAN WWII
STATE SENATOR 1972-1990
Governor Robert P. Casey delivered, eulogy.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) · Sunday, May 23, 1993, · Page 42.