James A. Rose

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James A. Rose (October 13, 1850 May 29, 1912) was an American politician and educator.

Born in Golconda, Pope County, Illinois, Rose went to Illinois Normal State University in Normal, Illinois. He taught school in Pope County, was elected county superintendent of schools in 1873, and state's attorney in 1881. Rose was a Republican. Rose served as Illinois Secretary of State from 1897 until his death in 1912. Rose died in Springfield, Illinois as a result of a stomach hemorrhage. [1] [2]


  1. 'Illinois Blue Book 1909-1910,' Biographical Sketch of James A. Rose, pg. 12
  2. 'Secretary of State Rose Dies Of A Hemorrahge,' Chicago Tribune, May 30, 1912, vol. LXXL, no. 130, pg. 1
Party political offices
Preceded by Republican nominee for Secretary of State of Illinois
1896, 1900, 1904, 1908
Succeeded by
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Preceded by Secretary of State of Illinois
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