John Rose (Tennessee politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 6th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Diane Black|
|33rd Agriculture Commissioner of Tennessee|
August 1, 2002 – January 18, 2003
|Preceded by||Dan Wheeler|
|Succeeded by||Ken Givens|
John Williams Rose
February 23, 1965
Cookeville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Education||Tennessee Technological University (BS)|
Purdue University (MS)
Vanderbilt University (JD)
John Williams Rose (born February 23, 1965) is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district since 2019. A Republican, he was commissioner of agriculture for Tennessee and president of Boson Software, LLC.
Early life and education
Rose was born and raised in Cookeville, Tennessee, and earned an agribusiness economics degree from Tennessee Technological University, a master of science degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University, and a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University.
Rose co-founded Transcender Corp., a company that earned the Music City Future 50 Award five consecutive years. Transcender Corp. was sold in October 2000 for $60 million. Rose owns and is the president of Boson Software, LLC, which trains IT professionals.
A lifelong farmer, Rose served as commissioner of agriculture for Tennessee in 2002.
Rose has been chairman of the Tennessee State Fair Association since 2010.
U.S. House of Representatives
On August 2, 2018, Rose won the Republican primary for the 6th Congressional District after Rep. Diane Black left the seat to run for governor. He defeated Dawn Barlow in the general election on November 6, 2018, with more than 70 percent of the vote. After being elected, Rose hired former Congressman Van Hilleary as his Chief of Staff.
Americans for Prosperity gave him a 91% conservative evaluation in 2019.
- Committee on Financial Services
- Pro-Life Caucus
Rose and his wife, Chelsea, live in Cookeville, Tennessee with their son. He operates a family farm in rural Temperance Hall, west of Cookeville. In late 2019, Chelsea was expecting a baby boy, which she and John named Mack Wayne Rose. On October 30, Rose left Washington, D.C. due to his wife having a pregnancy emergency, and on November 1, the baby died at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. John and Chelsea published a statement, saying "We are heartbroken by the unexpected loss of our anticipated baby boy. God filled our hearts with joy and hope when we learned that we would be blessed with another child. We may not get to walk with him in this life, but we pray we see him in Glory one day." Mack Wayne was buried at the Rose Family cemetery on their farm in Temperance Hall.
- "John Rose selected for TBR Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Philanthropy". Tennessee Tech.[permanent dead link]
- "The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on September 17, 2001 · Page 39".
- "John Rose, former Tennessee agriculture commissioner, seeks seat held by Diane Black". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
- "About The Fair – Tennessee State Fair".
- "Lots of Republicans eyeing run for Black's seat – if she runs for governor – Humphrey On The Hill". humphreyonthehill.tnjournal.net.
- "Diane Black, weighing run for governor, meets with state GOP leaders".
- "Republican John Rose wins 6th Congressional District seat held by Diane Black". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
- Biography at official campaign site
- London, Derry (November 4, 2019). "TN Congressman, family mourns the death of newborn son". wsmv.com. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
- "Representative John Rose Resumes Official Duties Following Family Emergency". johnrose.house.gov. John Rose. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
- Timms, Mariah (November 5, 2019). "Rep. John Rose misses House impeachment rules vote as wife, family mourn death of anticipated second child". tennessean.com. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
| Agriculture Commissioner of Tennessee
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 6th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority
|116th||Senate: L. Alexander • M. Blackburn||House: J. Cooper • S. Cohen • P. Roe • S. DesJarlais • C. Fleischmann • D. Kustoff • T. Burchett • M. Green • J. Rose|