American editor and newspaper proprietor; born at Bukovan, in Bohemia, in 1841. He was educated at the high school of Prague, where he remained until he attained his thirteenth year, when he emigrated to the United States and there studied telegraphy. In 1858 he obtained his first position as a telegraph operator and held this position until the outbreak of the Civil war, when he enlisted, and joined the United States Military Telegraph Corps, being in active service during 1862-63. In the latter year he resigned and went to Omaha as manager of the Pacific Telegraph Company. During his sojourn in that city he took part in politics and was elected member of the legislature of Nebraska in 1871. In the same year he founded "The Omaha Bee," a newspaper which he has edited from its first appearance. In 1892 Rosewater was chosen to represent his state as member of the Republican National Committee, and in 1896 became member of the advisory board of the National Committee, being reelected to that office in 1900 and 1904. Rosewater was appointed a member of the United States Mint Commission in 1896 and representative of the United States at the Universal Postal Congress held at Washington in 1897. In the latter year he was elected vice-president of that congress. Awake to the interests of his adopted city, Rosewater was the projector of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition held at Omaha in 1898, and was elected member of the executive committeein charge of publicity and promotion. In 1901 he was a candidate for the United States senate. He died in 1906.

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