D. M. ROSS
DR. DAVID MORISON ROSS, of Westbourne Church, is a son of Mr. Peter Ross, Leitfie, Perthshire, and was born in 1852. He was educated at Edinburgh High School and University, where he gained several medals and scholarships and took his degree of M.A. with first-class honours in philosophy. He took his theological course at the New College, Edinburgh, and studied also for a time at Tübingen and at Paris. At the close of his theological curriculum he was awarded the Cunningham Fellowship as the most distinguished student of his year. From 1874 to 1877 he filled the post of assistant to Professor Fraser in the class of Logic and Metaphysics at Edinburgh, and in 1878 became minister of St. John's Free Church, Dundee, where he remained for twenty years. While there, in 1887, he filled the post of Lecturer on Moral Philosophy in Dundee College. In the years 1889-90, he spent six months in Australia, where he occupied the pulpit of the Cairns Memorial Church at Melbourne. In 1898 he was called to the Glasgow charge which he now holds, as colleague to Dr. Orrock Johnston.
Dr. Ross has contributed articles to various magazines and theological journals, and is author of three independent volumes - "The Cradle of Christianity," "Christ and the Home," and "The Teaching of Jesus," the latter work having appeared in 1904. He has taken a keen interest in temperance reform, and in 1906 published along with three friends a booklet entitled "A Plea for Temperance Legislation: Lord Peel's Proposals for Scotland." In recognition of his attainments and work his alma mater conferred on him the degree of D.D. On that occasion the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, in introducing him, mentioned that he had "been energetic in the promotion of social reform," and that, "in the Critical Review, in his estimate of foreign literature bearing chiefly on the philosophical aspect of the Christian faith, he had given abundant evidence of philosophical breadth and historical insight."
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)