John Marshall Rose

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John Marshall Rose (May 18, 1856 – April 22, 1923) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Marshall Rose
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Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1923
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1856-05-18)May 18, 1856
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 22, 1923(1923-04-22) (aged 66)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materWashington & Jefferson College
OccupationTeacher, politician


John Marshall Rose was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a son of Wesley J. Rose and Martha Given. He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1880. He taught school. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Johnstown. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1889, but declined reelection.[1] During his term he acquired the nickname "the whistling statesman" for his habit of whistling popular songs.[2]

Rose was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses.[1] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922. He died in Washington, D.C. on April 22, 1923.[1][2] He is interred in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.


  1. ^ a b c Ginter, Robert M. (April 23, 1923). "Congressman J. M. Rose Dies". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 4. Retrieved December 29, 2019 – via
  2. ^ a b "Hon. John M. Rose". The Republic. April 26, 1923. p. 6. Retrieved December 29, 2019 – via

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Warren W. Bailey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Frank C. Sites