Robert Tripp Ross

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Robert Tripp Ross
Robert Tripp Ross.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's United States House of Representatives district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Personal details
Born (1903-06-04)June 4, 1903
Washington
Died October 1, 1981(1981-10-01) (aged 78)
Washington, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Republican Party
Occupation Druggist

Robert Tripp Ross (June 4, 1903 – October 1, 1981) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina, he attended the public schools, moved to New York City in 1929, and engaged as a druggist. For seventeen years he was associated with a large drug firm in managerial and executive positions.

Ross was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress, holding office from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1949. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress, and engaged in the manufacture of clothing and athletic equipment. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress, and was subsequently elected to the Eighty-second Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of T. Vincent Quinn; Ross then held office from February 19, 1952 to January 3, 1953. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress, and was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs from March 1954 to March 1956. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative and Public Affairs from March 1956 to March 1957, and was then assistant borough works commissioner of Queens, New York from March 1957 to January 1958. He was vice president, Merchandising Apparel Company, from 1959 to 1968, and resided in Jackson Heights until his death there in 1981; interment was at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, North Carolina.[1]

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James A. Roe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1947–1949
Succeeded by
T. Vincent Quinn
Preceded by
T. Vincent Quinn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1952–1953
Succeeded by
Albert H. Bosch