This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (November 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) The Right Hon. William Benjamin K. C. RossSenator for De Lorimier, Quebec In office January 20, 1912 – February 10, 1929 Appointed by Wilfrid Laurier Preceded by François Béchard Succeeded by James Alexander Lougheed Personal details Born (1855-12-02)December 2, 1855 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canad Died January 10, 1929(1929-01-10) (aged 73) William Benjamin K.C. Ross (December 12, 1855 – January 10, 1929) was a Canadian politician, lawyer and businessman. A lawyer by training, Ross practiced 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 Canadian Senate 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. External links William Benjamin Ross – Parliament of Canada biographyGovernment offices Preceded by James Alexander Lougheed Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Canada 1926 Succeeded by Raoul Dandurand Preceded by Raoul Dandurand Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Canada 1926–1929 Succeeded by Wellington Willoughby v t eLeaders and Representatives of the Government in the SenateCampbell Letellier de Saint-Just Scott Campbell Abbott Bowell Mowat Mills Scott Cartwright Lougheed Dandurand Ross Dandurand Willoughby Meighen Dandurand King Robertson Macdonald Haig Aseltine Brooks Macdonald Connolly Martin Perrault Flynn Perrault Olson MacEachen Roblin Murray Fairbairn Graham Boudreau Carstairs Austin LeBreton Carignan HarderGovernment leaders listed in italics were not cabinet ministers. thanks wikipedia.
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