Ross, James

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Ross, James

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James Ross (1811-1886) was a Presbyterian minister, editor, and educator from West River, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. He was the son of son of the Reverend Duncan Ross and Isabella Creelman. Ross studied under Thomas McCulloch at the Pictou Academy. Ross is best known for serving as the second Principal of Dalhousie College. The College closed in 1843 after its first president, Dr. Thomas McCulloch died. The College re-opened in 1863 and Rev. James Ross served as Principal from 1863 to 1885. Under Ross' presidency, women were admitted to the university.


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Dalhousie University. Office of the President (1838-)

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1863 - 1885

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James Ross was the second president of Dalhousie, serving from 1863 to 1885, following the twenty-year close of Dalhousie College after Thomas McCulloch's death.

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