James Ross, by Thomas Sully, 1813.
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Oil on canvas of James Ross.

Credit: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Born in York County, Pennsylvania, James Ross (1762-1847) culminated a distinguished career in law with his election to the U.S. Senate in 1794. Ross made three unsuccessful runs to become governor of Pennsylvania, in 1799, 1802, and 1808.

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