Susan Anne Porter, who served on the White House staff as appointments secretary to First Ladies Pat Nixon and Betty Ford, was wed on Saturday afternoon, January 26, to Jonathan Chapman Rose, a partner in the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue in this city. The ceremony took place in the nave of the Washington Cathedral at 4 o'clock. The rites were performed by Dr. John Hagedorn assisted by Canon Charles Martin uniting the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson Porter of Terre Haute, Ind. and Sabasco Estates, Me. to the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Chapman Rose of Washington, D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio. Andrew L. Clarke of Albany, N.Y. provided the organ music. A reception followed at the Metropolitan Club.
Escorted down the aisle by her father, the bride wore a gown of her own design of cream white wool fleece with the princess line, a high collar, long fitted sleeves, large covered buttons and a flowing cathedral train. Framing her face was a fingertip silk heirloom mantilla. Her sisters: Mrs. Allan W. Mosher and Mrs. Stephen Ballentine, were matrons of honor; Ellen Dennis, maid of honor; Mrs. Charles Skillern, Sandra Groves Price, Mrs. William E. Miller III, Louise Mackie, and Dr. Gail Homan Williams, were bridesmaids with Isabel Rankin as flower girl and Nathan Ballentine, the bride's nephew, the ring bearer. The groom's father, a former Undersecretary in the Department of the Treasury and now a counsel of Jones, Day, Reavis, and Pogue of Washington and Cleveland, served as best man. U.S. Senator David L. Boren, David Gergen, Thomas Rowe Jr., Henry Hewitt, Alfred Rankin, Dallas Salisbury, Robert McDermott, Marshall Rose, the groom's cousin, and Allan W. Mosher and Stephen Ballentine, the bride's brothers-in-law, were ushers.
Before serving on the staff of the former First Ladies, Mrs. Rose was Assistant Dean at George School (Pa.) and then Assistant Director of Admissions at Mount Holyoke College. She was Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General of the Office For Improvements in the Administration of Justice and is presently on the staff of the Assistant Attorney General for Administration at the U.S. Department of Justice here. She is a graduate of Earlham College (Ind.) and currently is president of the Earlham College Alumni Association. She earned the MA degree at Indiana State University, where her father is emeritus professor and chairman of the Department of Art.
Mr. Rose graduate from Yale University and the Harvard University School of Law and was chairman of the Yale Daily News. As a law clerk he served Justice R. Ammi Cutter, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and during service with the U.S. Army as first lieutenant he was assigned to the White House as staff assistant to the President. He later served as Special Assistant to the President and was General Counsel to the Counsel on International Economic Policy. Mr. Rose also served in the Justice Department as Associate Deputy Attorney General, Director of the Office of Justice Policy and Planning, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division.
Following a wedding trip to Galopagos Islands and Caneel Bay, the couple will make their home in Alexandria.