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Philip Dansken Ross 1858-1949

Philip Dansken Ross 1858-1949

Photo by contributor Dawn Monroe - Posted October, 2004

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
At the Jean Edmonds Towers (formerly the Journal Towers)
Kent Street between Laurier Street and Slater Street


Coordinates: N 45 25.088 W 75 42.082

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Plaque Text

Born in Montreal, Ross graduated in 1878 from McGill University and served on newspapers in Montreal and Toronto before becoming, in 1886, managing director and part-owner of the OTTAWA JOURNAL. Within five years he had acquired sole ownership of this newspaper. He was a founder of the Canadian Press and was elected president of the Canadian Daily Newspapers Association in 1920. An outstanding all-round athlete, Ross twice stroked four-oared crews to Dominion championships. A founder of the Ontario Hockey Association, he persuaded Lord Stanley to offer the Stanley Cup for competition. Ross served on the Ottawa City Council (1902-03), as chairman of the Ottawa-Electric Commission (1944-49) and the Ontario Royal Commission on Public Welfare (1930).

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