Arthur M. Ross was born in Revere, MA. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the Manhattan Project, he served in the Special Engineer Detachment at Oak Ridge, TN at the X-10 Graphite Reactor.
According to his Separation Qualification Record, Ross "supervised and directed the work of 6 people in sampling radioactive material and the repair of sampling equipment. Did research work on the preparation of radioactive tracers by chemical methods. Prepared carrier-free radioisotopes, and carried out experimental work on chemical contamination of same. Did special radiochemical analyses as required."