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Former Treasury Undersecretary Dies at 83

February 20, 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) _ H. Chapman Rose, a former assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Treasury in the Eisenhower Administration, has died of emphysema. He was 83.

Rose, who died Feb. 17 at Sibley Memorial Hospital, also was a former national managing partner of the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

In 1932 he became an associate in a predecessor firm of Jones Day in Cleveland, where he practiced law until 1976, except during his years in government service. Rose was a national managing partner of the firm, which has 17 offices in this country, Europe, the Far East and the Middle East, from 1974 to 1976.

He then became a counsel to the firm and returned to Washington, retiring in 1983.

Rose first came to Washington in 1931 and worked for a year as a law clerk and secretary to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

He returned during World War II as an Army lawyer, having attained the rank of colonel and earned the Legion of Merit.

He directed the Office of Contract Settlement from 1946 to 1947, then helped found Jones Day’s Washington offices before returning to Cleveland as a partner in 1949.

Four years later, at the beginning of the Eisenhower administration, Rose returned to the nation’s capital as assistant secretary of the Treasury. He supervised the Coast Guard, the Customs Service and the Secret Service. In 1955 Rose was named Treasury undersecretary.

He returned to private law practice in 1956.

Rose is survived by his wife of 51 years, Katherine Cast Rose of Washington; a son, Jonathan Chapman of Alexandria; and a grandson.

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