ROSE, H. (HORACE) CHAPMAN (11 Feb. 1907-17 Feb. 1990), attorney and civic leader, clerked with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and served as assistant undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury (1953-55) and undersecretary of the Treasury (1955-56) under President Dwight Eisenhower. A staunch Republican, he represented President Richard Nixon in income tax matters during the Watergate era. Rose (known as "Chappie"), was a partner in JONES, DAY, REAVIS & POGUE. He was born in Columbus, OH, to Henry N. and Grace Chapman Rose. He was educated at Columbus Academy and Princeton University (1928), and received a law degree from Harvard University (1931). After passing the Ohio bar (1932), Rose was first associate, then partner at Tolles Hogsett & Ginn in Cleveland, forerunner of Jones Day. Commissioned by the U.S. Army, Rose served in WORLD WAR II in the office of the undersecretary of War, the Army Service Forces, and with the 24 other lawyers known as the Army Legal Branch. He was discharged as a colonel and awarded the Legion of Merit.
Appointed by President Truman, Rose directed the Office of Contract Settlement in the U.S. Dept. of War (1946-47) and then joined the Washington office of Jones Day Cockley & Reavis as partner. He was a partner in the firm's Cleveland office from 1949-53, when he was appointed to the office of the Treasury. Rose served as Jones Day partner in Cleveland again from 1956-74. From 1974-76, he served as the firm's national managing partner and then returned to the Washington office (1977-83).
In addition to professional activities (president of the CLEVELAND BAR ASSOCIATION, 1970), Rose was a corporate director of such firms as GOULD, INC., the Brush Beryllium Company (see BRUSH WELLMAN CORPORATION), and Cleveland Trust (see AMERITRUST). He was trustee of the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, NORTHEAST OHIO AFFILIATE, the CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA, the CLEVELAND COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS, and the CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE.
Rose married Cleveland Play House actress Katherine Cast on 1 Oct. 1938; the couple had one son, Jonathan C. Rose died in Washington, DC.