Biography of J. D. Ross
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Ross, J. D., was born in Savona, Steuben county, N. Y., May 29, 1867. His father, James H. Ross, is a retired clergyman of the M. E. Church after a pastorate of forty years. Our subject was educated in the Cook Academy, Havana, N. Y., and afterwards attended Cornell University. After leaving the university he took up the study of law in connection with D. F. Van Vleet, of Ithaca, and removed to the village of Dryden in 1890, where he was elected justice of the peace in 1891. At the age of twenty five he married Alice Sweetland, daughter of George J. Sweetland of Dryden. Our subject is one of the rising young lawyers in his town, where he is recognized as a man of conservative character and ability, being selected by his townspeople to fill various positions of trust.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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