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John Kerr Rose

geographer , economist

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.

Religion

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

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.

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