Ross, Frank Elmore
Born San Francisco, California, USA, 2 April 1874
Died Pasadena, California, USA, 21 September 1960
Frank Ross is known for the Ross correcting lens and his lists of new proper‐motion stars. His father, Daniel Ross, a building contractor, lost a fortune during the California gold‐mining boom. In 1882, the family moved to San Rafael, California, where Ross attended grammar school and cultivated an interest in mathematics. He entered the University of California at Berkeley and received his BS degree in 1896. He got his Ph.D. from the same institution in 1901.
Ross was appointed as an assistant at the Nautical Almanac Office, Washington, District of Columbia (1902), research assistant in the Carnegie Institution (1903–1905), and director of the International Latitude Station at Gaithersburg, Maryland (1905–1915). He joined the Eastman Kodak Company (1915), and carried out important investigations on the physics of the photographic process until 1924 when he joined the Yerkes Observatory...