John Rolly Ross

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John Rolly Ross
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Service:
Appointed by:   Dwight D. Eisenhower
Active:   5/15/1954 - 4/22/1963
Chief:   1961 - 1963
Preceded by:   68 Stat. 8
Succeeded by:   Bruce Thompson
Personal History
Born:   March 1, 1899
Hometown:   Boston, MA
Deceased:   April 22, 1963
Undergraduate:   University of Nevada, A.B., 1923
Law School:   Stanford Law School, J.D., 1926
Military service:   U.S. Army, World War I

John Rolly Ross (1899-1963) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Ross was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower on May 3, 1954, to a seat created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 13th, and received his commission on May 15th. From 1961 to 1963, he was the chief judge. He served until his death on April 22, 1963. Ross was succeeded in this position by Bruce Thompson.

Early life and education

  • University of Nevada, A.B., 1923
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1926

Professional career

  • U.S. Army, World War I
  • Private practice, 1926-1954
  • District attorney, Lyon County, Nevada, 1927-1929
  • City attorney, Youngton, Nevada, 1929-1939
  • Republican state chairman, 1934
  • City attorney, Carson City, Nevada, 1947-1951
  • Governor's legislative counsel, 1947, 1951, 1953

Judicial career

District of Nevada

Ross was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower on May 3, 1954, to a seat created by 68 Stat. 8.[1] He was confirmed by the Senate on May 13th, and received his commission on May 15th. From 1961 to 1963, he was the chief judge. He served until his death on April 22, 1963. Ross was succeeded in this position by Bruce Thompson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
District of Nevada
1954–1963
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
Bruce Thompson