John Alex "Eck" Rose (born June 1, 1940) is a former Kentucky politician, who served in the Kentucky State Senate from Winchester representing the 28th Senate District. Rose was the last President Pro Tempore of the Kentucky Senate when the office was the Senate's highest after the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, before a 1992 constitutional amendment removed the Lieutenant Governor as the Senate's presiding officer and created the office of President of the Kentucky Senate. In 1993 Rose became the first to hold that office, and he remained in that position until 1997.[1]

John A. (Eck) Rose
Member of the Kentucky Senate
from the 28th district
In office
1978–1998
Personal details
Born (1940-06-01) June 1, 1940 (age 83)
Clark County, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Rose ran for Governor of Kentucky in 1995, finishing third in the five-way Democratic primary won by Paul E. Patton, who also won the general election that November. Rose's ticket won 71,740 votes to Patton's 152,203 and Secretary of State Bob Babbage's 81,352.[2]

Rose has four daughters.

References edit

  1. ^ Rose uky.edu[dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2008-08-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)