ROTH, William Victor, Jr. (1921-2003)

ROTH, WILLIAM VICTOR, JR., a Representative and a Senator from Delaware; born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., July 22, 1921; attended the public schools of Helena, Mont.; graduated, University of Oregon 1943; graduated, Harvard Business School 1947; graduated, Harvard Law School 1949; admitted to the California bar in 1950 and the Delaware bar in 1958; served in the United States Army 1943-1946; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and Ninety-first Congresses and served from January 3, 1967, until his resignation December 31, 1970; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected in 1970 to the United States Senate for the term commencing January 3, 1971; subsequently appointed January 1, 1971, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John J. Williams for the term ending January 3, 1971; reelected in 1976, 1982, 1988 and 1994 and served from January 1, 1971, to January 3, 2001; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2000; chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs (One Hundred Fourth Congress [January 3, 1995-September 12, 1995]); Committee on Finance (One Hundred Fourth Congress through One Hundred Sixth Congress [September 12, 1995-January 3, 2001]); was a resident of Wilmington, Del, until his death on December 13, 2003.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Papers: 1 audiotape (1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.


Gerald R. Ford Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.


Hagley Museum and Library

Greenville, DE
Papers: Correspondence in Maurice du Pont Lee papers, 1900-1973.


Historical Society of Delaware

Wilmington, DE
Papers: 1967 - 2001. 1100 cubic feet. Congressional papers, photographs, electronic records, and memorabilia. Closed.

Papers: 2 speeches (1975,1976) and presentation (1975) by Senator Roth and Governor Sherman Tribbitt at hearings about allowing drilling for oil off the mid-Atlantic coast in the Bill Frank Papers. Also photographs available in various collections. Finding aid available online.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983. Finding aid.