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ROSS, Henry Howard, lawyer, born in Essex, New York, 9 May, 1790" died there, 14 September, 1862. He was graduated at Columbia in 1808, studied law, was admitted to the bar, practised in Essex for fifty years, and was elected to congress as a Whig, serving from 5 December, 1825, till 3 March, 1827. In 1847-'8 he was a county judge, and in 1848 was a presidential elector. He was adjutant on the staff of Gem John E. Wool at the battle of Plattsburg, 11 September, 1814, and was afterward appointed majorgeneral of the state militia. The University of Vermont gave him the degree of A. M. in 1813.
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