Henry Howard Rose (1856–1923) was the 29th Mayor of Los Angeles from July 1913 to July 1915. He only served for one term. He was regarded as "anti- [trade] unionist".[1] He was at first against the Mulholland annexation proposal but, after taking office, he switched positions.[2]

Henry Howard Rose
29th Mayor of Los Angeles
In office
July 1, 1913 – July 1, 1915
Preceded byGeorge Alexander
Succeeded byCharles E. Sebastian
Personal details

According to the Los Angeles Times, Rose was: "[a] socialist and progressive, Rose was also a crack pistol shot, winning many matches, even against the police chief."


  1. ^ Commondreams.org Archived 2005-09-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Kahrl, W. L. (1976). "The Politics of California Water". California Historical Quarterly. 55 (1): 2–25. doi:10.2307/25157605. JSTOR 25157605. Owens Valley and the Los Angeles Aqueduct, 1900-1927. Henry Rose, who had argued against Mulholland's annexation proposals during the campaign, switched his position soon after taking office July 1.