R.L. Ross

Robert L. Ross

Full Name: Robert L. Ross
Date of birth: October 8, 1863
Date of death: October 10, 1933

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (2) (3)   26th (1)   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar

(1) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, Absent, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) "Hon. R.L. Ross of Paris, democratic nominee for state senator in the third district to succeed Hon. E.L. Agnew, whose term has expired is in the city. Mr. Ross is a free silver democrat." "Round About Town," 6/21/1896, p. 24. Dallas Morning News.
(3) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - possibly R.L. Ross, San Angelo, Tom Green County, age 36, born October 1863 in Texas, lawyer, boarder in the household of Joe Clark, enumerated 6/15/1900. FamilySearch. 1900
  • 26th Legislature (1899) - R.L. Ross, postoffice Paris, Lamar County, nativity Texas, lawyer, Democrat, age 35 (born circa 1864), 35 years in Texas, served in former sessions: 25th Senate. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. R.L. Ross, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.L. Ross, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Health  
State Asylums  
Towns and City Corporations  
25th R.S. - 1897
Confederate Home, Special  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations  
General Land Office (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
State Asylums  
Treasury and Comptroller's Office  
Uniformity of Text-books, Special  

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