Henry Howard ROSS, Congress, NY (1790-1862)


ROSS, Henry Howard, a Representative from New York; born in Essex, Essex County, N.Y., May 9, 1790; instructed by private tutors; was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1808; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Essex, N.Y.; during the War of 1812 served as second lieutenant and adjutant in the Thirty-seventh Infantry Regiment, New York State Militia, at the Battle of Boquet River, Willsboro, N.Y., and at the Battle of Plattsburg, N.Y.; subsequently rose to the rank of major general; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); resumed the practice of law in Essex, N.Y.; county judge of Essex County in 1847 and 1848; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Essex, N.Y., September 14, 1862; interment in a vault on his family place, “Hickory Hill,” Essex, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present