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