Miles Ross

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Miles Ross
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Amos Clark, Jr.
Succeeded by John Kean
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
1863-1864
Personal details
Born April 30, 1827
Raritan Township, New Jersey, USA
Died February 22, 1903(1903-02-22) (aged 75)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Businessman

Miles Ross (April 30, 1827 – February 22, 1903) was an American Democratic Party politician and businessman who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1875 to 1883.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Raritan Township, New Jersey, Ross received a practical English education and engaged in the transportation of freight by water and in the coal business with his father. He served on the Board of Chosen Freeholders from New Brunswick, New Jersey from 1859 to 1864, was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1863 and 1864 and was a director of several banks. Ross was a member of the board of street commissioners in 1865 and 1866, was Mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey from 1867 to 1869.

Ross was elected as a Democrat to Congress in 1874, serving from 1875 to 1883, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1882. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Militia from 1877 to 1881.

After leaving Congress, Ross was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884, 1888 and 1892 and engaged in the wholesale and retail coal business. He died in New Brunswick, New Jersey on February 22, 1903 and was interred in Elmwood Cemetery in New Brunswick.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miles Ross". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
John T. Jenkins
Mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey
1867 – 1869
Succeeded by
George J. Janeway
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Amos Clark, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
John Kean