(1771-1833) was an engineer during the War of 1812 and became the first Warden of the Maine State Prison in 1823.
While President of the Maine Senate from 1822 to 1824, he briefly served as acting governor when the outgoing chief executive, Benjamin Ames, died on January 2, 1822. Rose, a Democratic-Republican from Thomaston, acted in that office until January 5th when Albion K. Parris took the oath of office as the newly elected governor.
Rose returned to the Senate to continue service as its President. He died October 25, 1833.
*Eaton, Cyrus. History of Thomaston, Rockland, and South Thomaston. Hallowell: Masters, Smith and Co., 1865. pp. 383-384.
*Spaulding, James. Maine Physicians of 1820. Lewiston: Lewiston Journal Printshop, 1928
*Cited in Friends of the Blaine House at http://blainehouse.org/governors(accessed April 25, 2011)