Photographic portrait of Ross Hamilton who represented Mecklenburg County from 1865 to 1985 in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Ross Hamilton

Ross Hamilton, a carpenter, storekeeper, and a member of the House of Delegates representing Mecklenburg County from 1870 to 1891, is the subject of this photographic portrait published in Luther Porter Jackson's Negro Office-Holders in Virginia, 1865–1895 (1945). Hamilton had the longest legislative career of any African American in nineteenth-century Virginia.

Citation: Negro Office-Holders in Virginia, 1865–1895. E.185.93 .V8 J19 1946. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.