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Ross Woodard (1909 - 1998)

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Ross Woodard
1909 - 1998
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March 5, 1909
Death
April 6, 1998
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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38107
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Ross Woodard was born on March 5, 1909. He died on April 6, 1998 at age 89. We know that Ross Woodard had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38107.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Ross Woodard passed away on April 6, 1998 at 89 years old. He was born on March 5, 1909. We are unaware of information about Ross' immediate family. We know that Ross Woodard had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38107.
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In 1909, in the year that Ross Woodard was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1919, at the age of just 10 years old, Ross was alive when in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1948, by the time he was 39 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1952, at the age of 43 years old, Ross was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1998, in the year of Ross Woodard's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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