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Alexander Ross (1845-1923), Chief Engineer Great Northern Railway
1884 Assistant Engineer Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
1890 Chief Engineer Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
1923 February 3rd. Died
1923 Obituary 
ALEXANDER ROSS, a Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and one of the earliest Past Presidents of the Liverpool Engineering Society, who died on 3rd February, 1923, was born in April, 1849, and was educated at Aberdeen and Owen's College, Manchester.
He became a pupil with the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1862, afterwards being appointed an Assistant in the London and North Western Railway, rising to the position of District Engineer at Liverpool.
In 1884, he transferred to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway as an Assistant Engineer, where he remained until 1890, when he became Chief Engineer to the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway.
After leaving that Company he became Chief Engineer to the Great Northern Railway, finally, in 1911, he went into private practice in Westminster. He was engaged in many important works, such as the Piccadilly Tube, and various other outstanding traffic problems.
During the War, he served on the Metropolitan Munitions Committee. He was a Member of various Committees, amongst which may be mentioned the British Engineering Standards Association, of which he was Chairman, of the Committee on Railway and Tramway Rails from 1912-1922; the Committee appointed by the Institution of Civil Engineers to report on the Deterioration of Structures Exposed to Sea Action; and the Standing Committee on Engineering of the Scientific and Industrial Research Department.
Mr. Ross was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1915-16, and of the Liverpool Engineering Society in 1880; having joined the Society as one of its earliest Members in 1876.
1923 Obituary