John Ross (Canadian politician)

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The Hon.
John Ross
Senator for Ontario
In office
Appointed by Royal Proclamation
2nd Speaker of the Senate of Canada
In office
May 17, 1869 – May 26, 1869
Preceded by Joseph Édouard Cauchon
Succeeded by Joseph Édouard Cauchon
Personal details
Born (1818-03-10)March 10, 1818
County Antrim, Ireland
Died January 31, 1871(1871-01-31) (aged 52)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative

John Ross (March 10, 1818 – January 31, 1871) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, and businessman.

Born in County Antrim, Ireland, he was brought to Canada as an infant. Ross married twice, first to Margaret Crawford who died in 1847, secondly to Augusta Elizabeth Baldwin 4 February 1851, the daughter of Robert Baldwin. Ross was president of the Grand Trunk Railway from 1853-1862 when he was succeeded by Sir Edward William Watkin. In 1867, he was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of Ontario. A Conservative, the Honourable John Ross served until his death in 1871 in Toronto, Ontario.

Ross' son, Robert Baldwin Ross would have a long-term relationship with Oscar Wilde.