July 4, 2009
Prominent Arkansas attorney Uriah Milton Rose was born on March 5, 1834, in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Shortly after graduating from law school at Lexingtons Transylvania University, he moved to Batesville (Independence County). During his long legal career, he was a founding member and president of both the Arkansas State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Shortly after the Civil War, he and a friend formed a law firm that, in 1980, became known simply as the Rose Law Firm. In 1915, the state placed a marble statue of him in the U.S. Capitol Buildings Statuary Hall.