Former FBA National President Joseph E. Ross Passes Away


November 26, 2012

Past FBA National President (1984-85) Joe Ross passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 after a long illness.

Joe was a great bar leader and mentor to so many in the FBA. He was admired by all for his wonderful way with people and his humility. He retired as Director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in 1993. Prior to joining CRS, Joe was a JAG officer and Chief of the Department of Justice's Legislative Affairs Office.

He and his lovely wife of 66 years, Joan, have 8 children as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A small private service will be held November 28. Internment will be at Arlington Cemetery in February or March. Condolences may be sent to Joan M. Ross, 2 Westlyn Place, Palm Coast, FL 32164.