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

Thomas Randolph Ross
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's first district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byWilliam Henry Harrison
Succeeded byJames W. Gazlay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's second district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Preceded byJohn Wilson Campbell
Succeeded byJohn Woods
Personal details
Born(1788-10-26)October 26, 1788
New Garden Township, Pennsylvania
DiedJune 28, 1869(1869-06-28) (aged 80)
Lebanon, Ohio
Resting placeLebanon Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

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.

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.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Thomas R. Ross (id: R000456)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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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