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Thomas Ross

December 1, 1806
July 7, 1865
Home Town:
Easton, PA
Later Residences:
Doylestown, PA
Elizabeth Pawling Ross (October 18, 1832)
Biographical Notes:
Thomas Ross was the son of John and Mary (Jenkins) Ross. He practiced law and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849 to 1853. While in Congress he declined the post of minister to Austria. He died in Doyleston, PA.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1823.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (PA) 1849-1853
Local Posts:
Deputy Attorney General for Bucks County, Northampton County, and Montgomery County, PA (PA) 1829

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 22.

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