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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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History of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties, PA.  New York: W. W. Munsell & Co., 1880.




Session Office Position District Party
1862 Representative Union Democrat
 Counties   Luzerne


08/11/1802 - 07/11/1868

ROSS, William Sterling, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, August 11, 1802 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pa.; graduated, Princeton College (now Princeton University); brigadier general, Wyoming Volunteers, 8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia; appointed, associate judge, Luzerne County (1830-1839); operator, Ross Coal Company; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1845-1848) elected, President of the Senate (1847-1848); farmer; elected as a Union Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1862 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1863 term; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Surveyor General (1863); elected, council president, Wilkes Barre; director and manager, Easton and Wilkes Barre Turnpike; director, Wilkes Barre Water Company; director and president, Nanticoke Railroad Company; director and president, Wyoming Bank; director and president, Wyoming Insurance Company; director, Wilkes Barre Bridge Company; director, Home for Friendless Children, Wilkes Barre; died, July 11, 1868 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.