William Roderick Ross

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William Roderick Ross (March 29, 1869[1] – February 4, 1928[2]) was a lawyer and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Fernie from 1903 to 1916 and Fort George from 1916 to 1920 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a Conservative.

He was born in Fort Chipewyan, Athabasca, the son of Donald Ross, and was educated at St. John's College in Winnipeg. Ross was called to the Manitoba bar in 1890. He practised in Winnipeg from 1890 to 1896 and then at Fort Steele from 1897 to 1900. Ross moved to Fernie in 1901. He married Leila Young. In 1906, he was named King's Counsel.[1] Ross served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Lands from 1910 to 1913 and from 1915 to 1916.[3] He died in Cranbrook at the age of 58.[2]


  1. ^ a b Parker, C. W (1913). Northern who's who; a biographical dictionary of men and women. Vol. 1. p. 708. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Executive Council Appointments 1871 - 1986" (PDF). Legislature of British Columbia. Retrieved 2011-09-03.