2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
November 5, 2003 - Introduced by Representatives Montgomery, Krawczyk,
Weber, McCormick, Jensen, Van Roy, Taylor, Gronemus, Lothian, Plouff,
Ladwig, Gard
and Kreibich. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AR27,1,1 1Relating to: the life and public service of John (Jake) Rose.
AR27,1,32 Whereas, Jake Rose was born on May 9, 1916, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and
3died on October 14, 2003, in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and
AR27,1,4 4Whereas, Mr. Rose was educated in the Green Bay area public schools; and
AR27,1,65 Whereas, Mr. Rose attended Northwestern University and Harvard University
6School of Business; and
AR27,1,77 Whereas, he married Meredith Burke; and
AR27,1,9 8Whereas, Mr. Rose served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1946, retiring as a
9lieutenant commander; and
AR27,1,11 10Whereas, Mr. Rose was chairman of Associated Bancorp from 1946 until his
11retirement in 1986; and
AR27,1,14 12Whereas, Mr. Rose played significant roles in creating the pipeline to Lake
13Michigan for Green Bay's water supply, constructing 3 bridges across the Fox River,
14and establishing the University of Wisconsin campus in Green Bay; and
1Whereas, Mr. Rose was the head of the Green Bay School Board and the Green
2Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District Commission; and
AR27,2,4 3Whereas, Mr. Rose was a member of the Green Bay Water Commission and the
4Brown County Regional Planning Commission; and
AR27,2,6 5Whereas, Mr. Rose was a member of the Redevelopment Authority for 35 years
6and its chairman for 2 decades; and
AR27,2,8 7Whereas, Mr. Rose was a member of the Salvation Army board of directors and
8treasurer of the United Fund (now the United Way); and
AR27,2,10 9Whereas, after he retired from Associated Bancorp, Mr. Rose continued to serve
10those in his community; now, therefore, be it
AR27,2,14 11Resolved by the assembly, That the members of the Wisconsin assembly
12commend the devoted public service that John M. "Jake" Rose contributed to this
13state and his community, express their sorrow at his death, and extend their
14condolences to his family and friends; and, be it further
AR27,2,19 15Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide copies of this resolution
16to Mr. Rose's wife, Meredith of Green Bay, to his sister, Mrs. Robert T. Meyer of Green
17Bay, to his son, John P. Rose of Green Bay, and to his daughters, Polly Rose of San
18Francisco, California, Alexandra Rose of Los Angeles, California, Ann Rose Haevers
19of Green Bay, and Victoria Rose of Woodbourne, New York.
AR27,2,2020 (End)