George Ross


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Ross, GEORGE, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Newcastle, Delaware, in 1730; became a lawyer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1751; was a representative in the Pennsylvania Assembly in 176870, and in 1774 was elected to the first Continental Congress. he was a ready writer and a skilful committeeman. A few months after he signed the Declaration of Independence ill-health compelled him to leave Congress (January, 1777). After the dissolution of the proprietary government in Pennsylvania a convention appointed him to draw up a "Declaration of Rights"; and a short time before his death he was made judge of the court of admiralty. He died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1779.



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