William Ross (speaker)
William Ross was an American lawyer and politician.
He was the son of Robert Ross, a Scottish tanner who settled at Rossville, a hamlet in Newburgh, New York. William Ross studied law, and practiced at Newburgh, New York. He married first Mary S. McLean (1787–1812), and then Caroline Middlebrook.
He was a member from Orange County of the New York State Assembly in 1808, 1809, and from 1811 to 1814. In February 1811, he was elected Speaker after the previously elected Speaker Nathan Sanford could not attend the session because of ill health.
-  Political Graveyard
- Google Book The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 101, 145, 184 and 301; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Pioneer Families of Orange County, New York by Bill Reamy (Heritage Books, 2007, ISBN 1-58549-601-4, ISBN 978-1-58549-601-3 ; page 135f)
- "BIG" LITTLE BRITAIN - The James Burnets by Margaret V. S. Wallace, from the Orange County Post on July 2, 1970, page 10
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