Kansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 1994
Elected to executive committee: 1998
Hal Ross grew up in Kansas. He received a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in flour milling administration in 1949. In 1951 he joined his family grian milling business. In 1952 he received a juris doctorate degree from the University of Kansas. He continued to work in grain milling as an attorney.
Ross is a member of the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum where he served as trustee and treasurer. He is a member of the Brown County Historical Society and the Franklin County Historical Society.
He is fascinated with milling history and has restored the Old Oxford Mill in Sumner County and an 1874 stone house in Oxford. He helped establish the Oxford-Sumner County Historical Museum, Inc. He is also interested in Kansas postal history.
Ross and his wife, Mary Lou, live in Wichita. Hewas first elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 1994. He was elected to the executive committee in 1998 and has served on the development committee. He served as president in 2004.