Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ROE, Robert A. (1924-2014)

ROE, ROBERT A., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Wayne, Passaic County, N.J., February 28, 1924; attended Oregon State University, Corvallis, Or.; attended Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.; served in the United States Army during World War II; chairman, board of directors, Morris Canal & Banking Co.; committeeman, Wayne Township, 1955-1956; mayor of Wayne Township, N.J., 1956-1961; Passaic County, N.J., Freeholder, 1959-1963; director, board of Chosen Freeholders, 1962-1963; commissioner, New Jersey Conservation and Economic Development Department, state cabinet, 1963-1969; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Charles S. Joelson, and reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses (November 4, 1969-January 3, 1993); chairman, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (One Hundredth and One Hundred First Congresses); chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation (One Hundred Second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of New Jersey in 1977; was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; died on July 15, 2014, in Green Pond, N.J.

William Paterson University
Special Collections and University Archives at the David and Lorraine Cheng Library
Wayne, NJ
Papers: 1958-1970, 45 cubic feet.
Papers reflecting Robert A. Roe?s career in local and state government. Included within the papers are speeches, news releases, engagements, state contracts and photographs. Also included are tapes, reels and plaques that primarily reflect Roe?s years as N.J. Commissioner of Conservation and Economic Development. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: 1966-1980, 21 cubic feet.
This collection includes the correspondence, speeches, press releases, case files, pamphlets, campaign material, books, voting record, and pictures recording the activities of United States Representative Robert A. Roe from 1966 to 1980. The collection is contained in 21 archival storage boxes, or 21 cubic feet of material. The bulk of the collection is his correspondence with colleagues and constituents relating to various issues, especially those that address concerns over the environment and the economy.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Robert A. Roe, Democratic Representative from New Jersey. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.