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Robert Lawson Rose (October 12, 1804 – March 14, 1877) was a U.S. Representative from New York, son of Robert Selden Rose and son-in-law of Nathaniel Allen.

Born in Geneva, New York, Rose received limited schooling as a youth. He moved to Allens Hill, New York and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He held several local offices, and then was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851). Afterwards he resumed agricultural pursuits and returned to Geneva, New York. He subsequently moved to Pleasant Grove, near Funkstown, Maryland, in 1868, and engaged in the manufacture of paper until his death there. He was interred in Rose Hill Cemetery (Maryland), Hagerstown, Maryland.


  • United States Congress. "Robert L. Rose (id: R000438)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles H. Carroll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jerediah Horsford

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