C. Bowie Rose, 67, a lawyer and businessman in Annapolis and the vice chairman of the Maryland Regional Planning Council, died Monday at Anne Arundel General Hospital in Annapolis. He had cancer.
Mr. Rose was born in Baltimore, earned his law degree at the University of Baltimore in 1937 and for the next several years practiced law and engaged in business in that city and in Glen Burnie.
In 1952, he founded the Glenco Realty & Investment Co. in Annapolis. He became a resident of Anne Arundel County in the late 1950s and had lived in Annapolis since 1961. He also was a founder and director of the Calvert Telecommunication Corp., the holder of the cable television franchise for Baltimore County. But Mr. Rose's principal occupation was his law practice and he was a member of the firm of Rose & Mitchell at the time of his death.
In 1962, Mr. Rose was appointed by Gov. J. Millard Tawes to the Maryland Regional Planning Council and had served on it since. The group assists in planning development in the Greater Baltimore area.
Apart from his family and his work, Mr. Rose was active in the Democratic Party and in numerous professional, civic, social and church groups.He was, among other things, the chairman of the school and rectory fund of St. John's Catholic Church in Severna Park, a past president of the Big Brothers League and a former director of the Police Boys Club.
Survivors include his wife, the former Kathryn Mitchell Wells, and a son, Charles Bowie Jr., both of Annapolis; two daughters, Alexandra Rose Reynolds of Sugarbush Valley, Vt., and Candice Didier Drake of Berlin, Md.; one brother, five sisters and four grandchildren.