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John Lawrence Rose

business executive , editor.

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.


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.


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.

Benjamin Ayrault Rose

Lillian Agnes (Rollins) Rose

Jane Pelela

John Thomas Rose

Lawrence B. Reporter Rose

assistant Rose