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Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

2009 Inductee Robert E. Rose

Mr. Rose is a native of Wilson County, TN.  He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1940.  His early careers included farming and working with the USDA overseeing allotments to farmers growing tobacco and cotton.

In 1948 as the Tennessee Farm Bureau was organizing an insurance division to serve its membership, Mr. Rose was one of the first agents hired.  He was selected to open and operate the Rutherford County Farm Bureau office.  It was the beginning of his highly successful career in Insurance.  Being the Rutherford County Agency Manager put Mr. Rose in charge of handling the staff and agents of a large insurance agency while also serving as a liaison to the Rutherford County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.  He served in this capacity for 37 years, until his retirement in 1985.

Mr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Dave Wood,
Martin Chair of Insurance
Rebecca Darden,
Program Coordinator