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George Ross 13th Lord Ross

Biography of George Ross 13th Lord Ross

George Ross, Master of Ross and later 13th Lord Ross (c 1682-1754), was Rector of the University from 1726 to 1729.

Students were unable to vote in the 1726 rectorial election, but their right to vote was restored in 1727, when the election was held on 15 November for the first time. Ross's opponent was James Hamilton of Aikenhead, who had been Rector from 1723 to 1725. The 1727 election was bitterly contested and there were allegations of irregular voting. Aikenhead and his supporters claimed victory but Ross pressed his case and was assumed the office. He was also successful in the elections of 1728 and 1729.

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George Ross 13th Lord Ross
Born 1682.
Died 17 June 1754.
University Link: Rector
Record last updated: 7th Jul 2008

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