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Edmund G. Ross

Born: Dec 7, 1826

Death: May 8, 1907

Birthplace: Ashland

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Edmund G. Ross

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1826
Date of Death : May 8, 1907
Birth Place : Ashland

Edmund Gibson Ross was a politician who represented Kansas after the American Civil War and was later governor of the New Mexico Territory. His vote against convicting President Andrew Johnson of "high crimes and misdemeanors" allowed Johnson to stay in office by the margin of one vote. As the seventh of seven Republican U.S. Senators to break with his party, Ross proved to be the person whose decision would result in conviction or acquittal. When he chose the latter, the vote of 35–19 in favor of Johnson's conviction failed to reach the required two-thirds vote. Ross lost his bid for re-election two years later.

Profession


  • Politician

Also known as


  • Edmund Ross
  • Edmund Gibson Ross

Children


  • Edwinna Ross
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