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Bar News - November 16, 2016

In Memoriam: Clifford J. Ross, Manchester

Clifford Ross

Clifford J. Ross, 89, of Manchester, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, after a long illness.

A native of Boston, Mass., he graduated from Boston Latin School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. His attendance at college and law school was interrupted by volunteered military service during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Ross moved to Manchester in 1952 and became vice president and general manager of the George H. Griffin Insurance Agency. He thereafter served as a Manchester Finance Commissioner and Manchester City Solicitor. Former Governor John King appointed him as a member of the Commission to Codify the New Hampshire Criminal Laws and also nominated him to serve as NH Deputy Attorney General. He was chosen as the Manchester Bar Associationís 1996 Lawyer of the Year.

Ross served as president of the Manchester JayCees and director of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Manchester Kiwanis Club. He was president of Manchester Family Service Society, director of the Manchester Salvation Army Advisory Board and trustee of the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. He was also chairman of the Manchester Democratic City Committee and NH Democratic Business and Professional Association and secretary of the NH Democratic State Committee. He was elected twice as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions.

His family includes his beloved wife of 64 years, Johanna C. (Murphy) Ross of Manchester; four children, Michael S. Ross, Eileen E. Ross, David A. Ross and Ami Sarasvati all of Manchester; five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NH Catholic Charities, 215 Myrtle St., Manchester, NH 03104.

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