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Former Member Details

Mr Alexander ROSS (1843 - 1912)

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Date of Birth: 21/11/1843
Place of Birth: Rutherglen, Scotland
Date of Death: 27/09/1912
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 12 Jun 1900 27 Sep 1912 12 years 3 months 16 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 6 June 1900
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1881
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier and Pastoralist. Educated to primary level in Rutherglen, Scotland. Arrived in South Australia with parents and brothers in 1854. Family settled near Gumeracha farming and making agricultural implements. Moved to New South Wales in 1867. Became pastoralists starting at Albury. By 1912 held stations near Inverell, Coleambally, Harden, Hay and Macquarie Fields. Strong supporter of Presbyterian Church.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Alexander Ross, agricultural implement maker and Janet Forrest. Married Ada Smyles in 1898. Presbyterian. Funeral at Holbrook cemetery from Presbyterian church.
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