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  Ross, James
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NameJames Ross
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born July 12, 1762
DiedNovember 27, 1847 (85 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
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Feb 16, 2007 08:02pm
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Infoa Senator from Pennsylvania; born near Delta, Peachbottom Township, York County, Pa., July 12, 1762; attended a classical school near Delta and later became an instructor of Latin in what is now Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1784 and commenced practice in Washington, Washington County, Pa.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1789 and 1790; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate in 1794 to fill the vacancy caused by the Senate declaring the election of Albert Gallatin void; reelected and served from April 24, 1794, to March 3, 1803; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Fifth Congress; moved to Pittsburgh in 1795; unsuccessful candidate for governor of Pennsylvania in 1799, 1802, and 1808; resumed the practice of law; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., November 27, 1847; interment in Allegheny Cemetery.

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  11/05/1816 US Vice President Lost 2.30% (-82.03%)
  11/08/1808 PA Governor Lost 35.47% (-25.46%)
  11/02/1802 PA Governor General Election Lost 26.21% (-47.44%)
  11/05/1799 PA Governor General Election Lost 46.71% (-6.58%)
  03/01/1799 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/16/1797 PA US Senate Won 59.57% (+19.15%)
  03/31/1794 PA US Senate - Special Election Won 55.56% (+12.35%)
  11/06/1792 PA Presidential Elector Lost 1.82% (-4.52%)
  10/09/1792 PA At-Large Lost 0.01% (-7.94%)
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