R. Ian Ross was born Ross Ian Rosenbaum on December 12, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan. He died March 9, 2021. After graduating from Las Vegas High School, he attended Nevada Southern, UNR and Stanford. He also served in various positions at the Nevada Supreme Court, Clark County District Attorney’s Office and Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office. Additionally, he was a member of the Nevada State Legislature 1977-78.