William Ross (speaker)

William Ross (speaker)

William Ross was an American lawyer and politician.


He studied law, and practiced at Newburgh, New York.

He was a member from Orange County of the New York State Assembly in 1808, 1809, and from 1811 to 1814. In February 1811, he was elected Speaker after the previously elected Speaker Nathan Sanford could not attend the session because of ill health. [ [http://elmer.lib.tufts.edu:8080/aas_portal/view-election.xq?id=MS115.002.NY.1811.00028] Speaker election result]

From 1815 to 1822, he was a member of the New York State Senate from the Middle District, and was a member of the Council of Appointment in 1816 and 1819.



* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/ross.html] Political Graveyard
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=E3sFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA184 Google Book] "The New York Civil List" compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 101, 145, 184 and 301; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)

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