Robert S. Rose

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Robert Selden Rose
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Robert Selden Rose, New York Congressman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th district
In office
1823–1827
Serving with Dudley Marvin
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th district
In office
1829–1831
Serving with Jehiel H. Halsey
Preceded by
  • John Maynard
  • Dudley Marvin
Succeeded by
Personal details
Born (1774-02-24)February 24, 1774
Amherst County, Virginia, U.S.
Died November 24, 1835(1835-11-24) (aged 61)
Waterloo, New York, U.S.
Resting place Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, New York, U.S.
Political party Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican
Children

Robert Selden Rose (February 24, 1774 – November 24, 1835) was a U.S. Representative (1823–1827) from New York.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Amherst County, Virginia, Rose attended the common schools.

Marriage and family[edit]

Rose married in Virginia. He and his wife had several children, including a son, Robert Lawson Rose (1804–1877), who also served as US Congressman from New York (1847–1851).[1]

Career[edit]

In an unusual migration path, Rose moved north to Seneca County, New York in 1803. It was a time when millions of acres of public land were sold at inexpensive prices. He settled at Fayette, New York, near Geneva, New York. There he became a farmer.

He was first elected as a member of the state assembly in 1811. He was elected again in 1820 and 1821. That year he also served as a member of the state constitutional convention at Albany, New York.

In 1822 Rose was elected to the Eighteenth Congress as an Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican. He was reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress, serving in total from March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827.

The following year, Rose was elected as an anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831). He was later affiliated with the Whig Party. After serving in Congress, he resumed agricultural pursuits.

Rose died in Waterloo, New York, while attending a session of the circuit court, on November 24, 1835. He was interred in the Old Pulteney Street Cemetery. Later his remains were reinterred in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, New York.

State Senator Robert C. Nicholas (1801–1854) was his son-in-law.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Lawson Rose", Find-A-Grave, accessed 27 Aug 2010

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

1823–1827
with Dudley Marvin
Succeeded by
John Maynard,
Dudley Marvin
Preceded by
John Maynard,
Dudley Marvin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

1829–1831
with Jehiel H. Halsey
Succeeded by
John Dickson,
William Babcock