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John Kerr Rose

John Kerr Rose, American geographer, economist. Member staff Select Committee Foreign Aid (Herter Committee), United States House of Representatives, 1947-1948.; Member American Society Professional Geographers (president 1946), Association American Geographers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

  • Rose, John Kerr was born on September 25, 1905 in Boynton Township, Illinois, United States. Son of John Frederick William and Mary Alice (Kerr) Rose.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana U., 1928, A.M., 1931, Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1935. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1945.

    Career

    • Science instructor, tutor, lecturer, instructor in Illinois and Indiana, 1928-1935. Society Science Research Council fellow University of Chicago, 1935-1936. Research associate education George Washington University, 1937-1943.

      Lecturer United States Department of Agriculture Graduate School, 1938-1940, Catholic U. American, 1941. Consultant National Resources Planning Board, Washington, 1940-1941. From assistant to senior economics analyst, head economics section Rural Electrification Administration, 1936-1942.

      Principal analyst Board Economics Warfare, 1942-1943. Head analyst, chief resources div. Foreign Economics Administration, 1944-1945.

      With Office International Trade Promotion, Department Commerce, 1945-1946, Bunce Economics mission to Korea and Japan, 1946. Analyst (geographer) Legislative Reference Service, 1946-1955. Senior specialist Natural Resources and Conservation, 1955-1973.

      Admitted to bar United States District Court, District of Columbia, 1945, United States Court Appeals, 1946, Illinois bar, 1946, Korea bar, 1946. Partner firm Spaulding, Reiter & Rose, from 1951.

    Works

    • Contributor Ency, British Book of Year and Encyclopedia British, 1949-1973.

    Politics

    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Religion

    Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

    Membership

    Member staff Select Committee Foreign Aid (Herter Committee), United States House of Representatives, 1947-1948. Member American Society Professional Geographers (president 1946), Association American Geographers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Priscilla Hollis Webster, February 10, 1934. Children: John K. (deceased), Priscilla Page, Susan Noyes (Mistress.
    • father: John Frederick William Rose
    • mother: Mary Alice (Kerr) Rose
    • spouse: Priscilla Hollis Webster
    • children: John K. Rose (deceased)
    • Priscilla Page Rose
    • Susan Noyes (Mrs Rose
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    Born September 25, 1905
    Died January 24, 1974
    (aged 68)
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