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Henry Ross

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Henry Ross
Henry Ross.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Mississippi, District 1
Prior offices
Mayor, Europa, MS
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Campaign website
Henry Ross was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Mississippi. He was defeated by incumbent Alan Nunnelee in the Republican primary on March 13, 2012.
Henry Ross for Congress campaign logo.


Ross was born in Eupora, Mississippi, and obtained his business and law degrees at the University of Mississippi. After passing the bar exam in 1981, he clerked for Judge J. P. Coleman in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then entered the U.S. Navy as a JAG Corps Officer, where he served for three and a half years. Ross became the mayor of Eupora in 1997. In 2008, Ross received an appointment from then-President George W. Bush to serve as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Environment and Natural Resource Division of the Justice Department.[1]



See also: Mississippi's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Ross ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Mississippi's 1st District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. He was defeated by incumbent Alan Nunnelee (Republican) in the primary.[2][3]

U.S House, Mississippi District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Nunnelee Incumbent 57.4% 43,487
Robert Estes 13.7% 10,390
Henry Ross 28.9% 21,944
Total Votes 75,821


Ross has been married to his wife, Anne (nee Booth) for twenty nine years. They have three children and live in Eupora, Mississippi.[4]

Ross speaking at the Columbus Tax Day Tea Party Event

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