From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     Joseph H. Rose is general office manager of the Wheeling Electric Company, appointed to that position on January 1, 1923. His advance in the office of this important corporation has been remarkable, and points to definite superiority of talent. Mr. Rose prepared for business by special study of accounting after graduation from Wheeling High School, and on February 11, 1916, at the age of eighteen, he entered the employ of the Wheeling Electric Company as stock cost clerk. He was promoted to invoice register and classification clerk, then to chief clerk in the consumers account department, then to general bookkeeper, and in 1923, when appointed general office manager, was but twenty-five years of age, one of the youngest business executives in Wheeling.
     Mr. Rose was born in Wheeling, May 28, 1898, son of Harry L. and Margaret (Daesh) Rose, and attended public and high schools. On October 26, 1922, he married Miss Sara Bushon of Wheeling.
     For a number of years he has been active in the various civic and fraternal associations of Wheeling. He is a Thirty-Second Degree Mason and a member of the Mystic Shrine; and is secretary of the Wrangles Club and the Noonday Luncheon Club. He has membership also in various similar associations.
     Home: 12 1/2 Avenue B, Edgedale, Wheeling. Office: Wheeling Electric Company.