Charlie Rose (congressman)

Charles Grandison "Charlie" Rose III ( born August 10, 1939 in Fayetteville, North Carolina; † 3 September 2012 in Albertville, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1973 and 1997 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charlie Rose attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1961, the Davidson College. After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his 1964 was admitted as a lawyer in Raleigh, he began to work in this profession. Between 1967 and 1970 he was the lead prosecutor in the twelfth judicial district of his state. Politically, Rose joined the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1972 he was in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alton Asa Lennon on January 3, 1973. After eleven re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1997 twelve legislatures.

During his time as a congressman of the Vietnam War ended. In 1974 the work of the Congress by the Watergate scandal was overshadowed. Rose was 1991-1993 Chairman of the Joint Committee on Printing and 1990-1992 Chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Also since 1991 to 1995 he chaired the Committee on House Administration. In the meantime, he was also a member of the Secret Service and the Agriculture Committee. Rose sat down one particularly for the interests of farmers.

In 1995 he ran against Dick Gephardt as Minority Leader of the democratic faction, but lost 50:150 votes. The following year, he renounced a new Congress candidacy; after he retired from politics.

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