L. Chris Ross

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Chris Ross
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 158th district
In office
January 7, 1997[1] – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Joseph Pitts
Succeeded by Eric M Roe
Personal details
Born (1951-11-03) November 3, 1951 (age 66)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Residence Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Harvard University

L. Chris Ross (born November 3, 1951) is serving his sixth term as representative of the 158th Legislative District of Pennsylvania, United States.[2] He is Republican Chairman of the House Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and is also a member of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.


Ross' career in public service began shortly after his graduation from college. He worked on the successful campaigns of the late U.S. Sen. John Heinz in 1976 and former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh in 1978.

He served seven years as Chairman of the London Grove Township’s Board of Supervisors. Ross was also a former board member of the Upland School, where he chaired the school’s Education Committee and was chairman of the board of directors of the Fairville Early Learning Center (now known as Fairville Friends School).[3]

He also was a business owner of Rox Industries, Inc. prior to his tenure as a state representative.


Ross is a 1974 graduate of Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history. In 2002, the political website PoliticsPA named him to the list of "Smartest Legislators."[4]

He is involved in several community groups and organizations, including the Brandywine Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, among others.

Ross and his wife reside in Kennett Square and have two children.


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1997 - 181ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1997-01-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=125&body=H
  3. ^ "Representative Ross' Web Profile" http://repross.com
  4. ^ "Smartest Legislators". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-01-15. 

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Pitts
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 158th District
Succeeded by