John Jones Ross
John Jones Ross
|7th Premier of Quebec|
January 23, 1884 – January 25, 1887
|Lieutenant Governor||Théodore Robitaille
|Preceded by||Joseph-Alfred Mousseau|
|Succeeded by||Louis-Olivier Taillon|
|Senator for De la Durantaye, Quebec|
April 12, 1887 – May 4, 1901
|Preceded by||Jean-Charles Chapais|
|Succeeded by||Alphonse Arthur Miville Déchêne|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Succeeded by||Hippolyte Montplaisir|
|Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Shawinigan|
|Preceded by||Preceded by the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada|
|Succeeded by||Némèse Garneau|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Champlain|
|Preceded by||Preceded by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Charles Chapais|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Champlain|
|Preceded by||Joseph-Édouard Turcotte|
|Succeeded by||Replaced by the Legislative Assembly of Quebec|
August 16, 1831|
Quebec City, Lower Canada
|Died||May 4, 1901
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade (La Pérade), Quebec
Minister Without Portfolio (1896)
Commissioner of Railways (1881-1882)
Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (1884-1887)
Speaker of the Senate (1891-1896)
President of the Legislative Council (1873-1874 & 1876-1878 & 1879-1881)
John Jones Ross, PC (August 16, 1831 – May 4, 1901) was born in Quebec City, Canada. He was the son of a Scots-Quebecer merchant, George McIntosh Ross, and his French-Canadian wife Sophie-Éloïse Gouin.
Province of Canada Assembly
Ross was elected to the newly established Legislative Assembly of Quebec for the district of Champlain in 1867, but resigned only a few months later to become a Conservative Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Shawinigan. From 1873 to 1874, 1876 to 1878 and 1879 to 1882, Ross served as Speaker of the Legislative Council, of whom he remained a member until his death in 1901.
Elections as party leader
He lost the 1886 provincial election as Leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, but remained in power in a minority government until he resigned on January 25, 1887. He died in 1901 in Quebec City.
- "John Jones Ross". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- John Jones Ross – Parliament of Canada biography