COLONEL CLARENCE B. ROSS
Labor Liaison Officer Had Been Professor at Fordham
WASHINGTON, December 29, 1934 – Funeral services for Colonel Clarence B. Ross, who died on October 12 at Fort Mills, Philippine Islands, were held today in Arlington National Cemetery. He went to the Philippines in June 1932.
Born in Connecticut on April 17, 1876, Colonel Ross began his military career in 1896, when he served in the Second Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War.
After the war he worked as a reporter for the Springfield (Massachusetts) Union for three years. He entered the Regular Army in 1901, being appointed a Second Lieutenant in the Artillery Corps on August 5 of that year. He was advanced to Colonel on November 1, 1933. In the World War he held temporary commissiones as Major and Lieutenant Colonel.
Returning to this country in July 1919, Colonel Ross was on duty with the organized reserved, New York City; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Fordham University and on duty in the office of the Assistant Secretary of War. In 1924 he was placed on special assignment in the officer of the Assistant Secretary of War as liaison officer between the War Depatment and the American Federation of Labor.
ROSS, CLARENCE B
COL 91ST C A USA
DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1934
BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 5019
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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