Andrew Jackson Ross

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Andrew Jackson Ross
Oct. 17, 1905
Dec. 23, 1989

Mozelle Mahon Ross
Sept. 2, 1904
Apr. 21, 1981

Married March 4, 1924

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Jack Ross
(Andrew J. Ross)

Attorney International Boundary Commission - 1937

Hidalgo County

Attorney Commissioners Court - 1938
Assistant Criminal District Attorney - 1941 - 1943
Criminal District Attorney - 1943 - 1950

State of Texas

Securities Commissioner - 1950 - 1952
Assistant Secretary of State - 1952
Secretary of State - 1952 - 1953
Chairman and Member Board of Pardons and Paroles - 1953 - 1971
Full Name: Andrew Jackson Ross
AKA: Jack
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:L  Number:16
Reason for Eligibility: Secretary of State; Member, Board of Pardons and Paroles 
Birth Date: October 17, 1905 
Died: December 23, 1989 
Burial Date: December 26, 1989 

ROSS, ANDREW JACKSON (1905 ~ 1989). Andrew Jackson "Jack" Ross was born in Yoakum, Texas and lived in Edinburg from 1915 to 1950 before moving to Austin in 1950. Mr. Ross had a very active life in private and public service highlighted by: beginning law practice in 1934, and was the District Attorney of Hidalgo County from 1943 to 1950.

He was appointed Securities Commissioner of Texas in 1950 and became Secretary of State in 1952. He served on the Board of Pardons and Paroles under five Governors, being appointed member by Governor Allan Shivers in 1953, and serving as Chairman on the Board of Pardons and Paroles under Governors Price Daniel, John Connally, Preston Smith, Dolph Briscoe until he retired from office in 1971.

Ross passed away on Saturday, December 23, 1989, and was buried with his wife, Mozelle, in the Texas State Cemetery on Tuesday, December 26, 1989.

Information taken from Ross's obituary in the Monday, December 25, 1989 edition of the Austin American Statesman.


#8849) Served on the Board from 1953-1965.
Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:29 PM

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