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John Lawrence Rose

John Lawrence Rose, business executive, editor.


  • Rose, John Lawrence was born on November 30, 1908 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of Benjamin Ayrault and Lillian Agnes (Rollins) Rose.

  • Education

    • Student South Dakot School Mines, 1926-1928, U. Arizona, 1928-1929. U. Florida, 1929-1930.


    • City editor, sports editor Sioux City Tribune, 1930-1943. Staffer United Press International, Des Moines, 1942, Detroit, 1945-1956. With publications department Ford Motor Company, 1946-1947, assistant manager Ford News Bureau, 1947-1948.

      Manager, 1948; assistant director public relations, 1949-1951. Owner-public Pismo Beach (Calif) Times, 1951-1953. With Burroughs Corporation, Detroit, 1953-1968, associate director public relations, 1957-1960, director public relations, 1960-1966, director information, 1966-1968.

      President Rose Enterprises Board advisers Wayne State University Press.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member public relations committee Michigan United Community Services. Member Metropolitan Detroit Area Planning Commission, 1966-1979. Member Police Commission, Grosse Ile Township, 1966-1974, chairman, 1970-1974, chairman Grosse Ile Township Board Assessments and Review, 1975-1979.

    Member examination Board Michigan Civil Service Commission. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Public Relations Society American (nat. secretary 1965, past president Michigan), Detroit Adcraft.

    Mason.; Clubs: Detroit Press.


    • Married Jane Pelela, July 10, 1933. Children: John Thomas, Lawrence B. Reporter, assistant.
    • father: Benjamin Ayrault Rose
    • mother: Lillian Agnes (Rollins) Rose
    • spouse: Jane Pelela
    • children: John Thomas Rose
    • Lawrence B. Reporter Rose
    • assistant Rose
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    Born November 30, 1908
    Died March 30, 1979
    (aged 70)