Miles Ross

Miles Ross ( born April 30, 1827 in Raritan, Middlesex County, New Jersey, † February 22, 1903 in New Brunswick, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1883 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After primary school, Miles Ross worked with his father in the freight business on waterways and in the coal trade. He also began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. From 1859 to 1864 he sat in the City Council of New Brunswick. Between 1863 and 1864 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. In these years, Ross was also active in the banking industry, where he rose to become director of several banks soon. From 1865 to 1866 he was a member of the Road Authority ( Street Commissioner) before he served as mayor of New Brunswick from 1867 to 1869.

In the congressional elections of 1874, Ross was in the third electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Amos Clark on March 4, 1875. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1883 four legislative sessions. From 1877 to 1881 he was chairman of the militia committee. In 1882, Ross was defeated by Republican John Kean.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he was again active in the coal trade. In the years 1884, 1888 and 1892, he participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. Miles Ross died on February 22, 1903 in New Brunswick.