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Robert Lawson ROSE

(1804-1877)

ROSE, Robert Lawson, (son of Robert Selden Rose and son-in-law of Nathaniel Allen), a Representative from New York; born in Geneva, N.Y., October 12, 1804; received a limited schooling; moved to Allens Hill, N.Y., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; held several local offices; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); resumed agricultural pursuits; returned to Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y.; subsequently moved to Pleasant Grove, near Funkstown, Washington County, Md., in 1868 and engaged in the manufacture of paper until his death there March 14, 1877; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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