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In memoriam: Psychology professor Leonard Ross dies

Leonard Ross

Leonard Ellis Ross, 92, died March 15 in Madison, Wis. While not a member of FFRF, his family posted in his obituary that “memorial contributions may be made to the Freedom From Religion Foundation.”

Leonard was born on Dec. 15, 1930, in Burlington, Iowa, to Lloyd S. and Olive Ross (Bachman).

During the Korean War, Leonard served as a sergeant in the United States Army in Germany before returning home and earning a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1959. He moved to Madison that year after being hired as a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin. He remained there until retiring in 1992. He authored many articles and book chapters, won teaching awards and completed important research on the effects of alcohol when flying.

A deep and critical reader, Leonard found great satisfaction in history, historical fiction, investing, mysteries and politics.