04/25/1828 - 01/19/1889

ROSS, James Harrison, a Representative from Mifflin County; born in McVeytown, Mifflin County, Pa., April 25, 1828; private, Company B, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1846-1848, Mexican War); private, Company C, 4th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1862, Civil War); canal boat driver; farmer (1843-1863); elected, council, McVeytown (3 years); school director, McVeytown (6 years); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1862 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1863 term; whiskey Inspector, 17th Pennsylvania District (1866); owner, the National House, York, Pa. (1871-1875); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1879-1886); not a candidate for reelection to the Senate (1886); died, January 19, 1889 in York County, Pennsylvania; interred Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.

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