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ROSE, JOSEPH NELSON: 1862-1928.

Joseph Nelson Rose was born near Liberty, Ind., on Jan. 11, 1862. He was the son of George W. and Rebecca Corrington Rose. He received four degrees from Wabash College: B.S. in 1885, A.M. in 1887, Ph.D. in 1889, and an honorary LL.D. in 1925. He married Lou B. Sims in 1888 and they had five children: Joseph Sims, Rebecca, Martha, Walter Deane, and George. Rose taught at Wabash College, 1888-89, and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1889-94. From 1894 until his death in 1928, he was affiliated with the U.S. National Museum and was also curator in charge of the National Herbarium. He worked as a researcher for the Carnegie Institution, 1912-23, and traveled extensively in Mexico and South America.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

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