Robert Selden ROSE, Congress, NY (1774-1835)


ROSE, Robert Selden, (father of Robert Lawson Rose), a Representative from New York; born in Amherst County, Va., February 24, 1774; attended the common schools; moved to Seneca County, N.Y., in 1803 and settled at Fayette, near Geneva, N.Y.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the state assembly in 1811, 1820, and 1821; member of the state constitutional convention in 1821 at Albany; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827); elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); later affiliated with the Whig Party; again resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Waterloo, Seneca County, N.Y., while attending a session of the circuit court, on November 24, 1835; interment in the Old Pulteney Street Cemetery; reinterment in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y.

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