William Benjamin Ross

William Benjamin K.C. Ross (December 12, 1855 – January 10, 1929) was a Canadian politician, lawyer and businessman.

The Right Hon.

William Benjamin K. C. Ross
Senator for De Lorimier, Quebec
In office
January 20, 1912  February 10, 1929
Appointed byWilfrid Laurier
Preceded byFrançois Béchard
Succeeded byJames Alexander Lougheed
Personal details
Born(1855-12-02)December 2, 1855
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canad
DiedJanuary 10, 1929(1929-01-10) (aged 73)

A lawyer by training, Ross practised law in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also pursued business interests such as helping found the Halifax Electric Tramway Company Limited. Ross was appointed to the Senate of Canada as a Conservative in 1912 by Sir Robert Borden.

In January 1926, he was appointed Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Senate by Tory leader Arthur Meighen, and served briefly as Government Leader in the Canadian Senate when Meighen formed a short-lived government later that year. After the Conservatives lost the 1926 election, Ross resumed his position as Opposition Leader. Ross remained in that position until his death in 1929.

Government offices
Preceded by
James Alexander Lougheed
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Canada
Succeeded by
Raoul Dandurand
Preceded by
Raoul Dandurand
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Canada
Succeeded by
Wellington Willoughby
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