Lewis W. Ross

Lewis W. Ross


Chancellor of Law

Biographical Information

Lewis Ross earned a bachelor's degree from Miami University.  After several years practicing law in Ohio, he moved to Iowa in 1861.  In 1863, he was elected to the State Senate.  The following year he was appointed a regent of the state's university system.  He joined the law faculty at Iowa as a lecturer in 1875, and a resident professor in 1880.

He was elected Chancellor of the Law Department in 1881, and served until 1887.  As Chancellor, he oversaw the law school's move into the Old Capitol building.   He died in 1902.



Lewis W. Ross, The Law of Checks, in Outline (Woodford, Printer 1891)
Lewis W. Ross, Address before the Law Department of the State University: Woman in Law (University of Iowa 1887)
Lewis W. Ross. Interrogative Law: For the Use of Law Students. Iowa City 1886.
Lewis W. Ross, Common Law and Code Pleading and Procedure in Outline, with Manual of Forms Adapted to the Code System (Ross 1884)
Lewis S. Ross, Manual of Forms, Adapted to the Code System, and Especially to the Code of Iowa (C.M. Ross & Bro. 1882)