ROY, William Robert, (1926 - 2014)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ROY, William Robert, a Representative from Kansas; born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., February 23, 1926; attended the Lexington, Ill., public schools; B.S., Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 1946; M.D., Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Ill., 1950; J.D., Washburn University Law School, Topeka, Kans., 1970; served in the United States Air Force, 1953-1955; discharged with rank of captain; practiced medicine in Topeka, Kans., 1955-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the Ninety-third Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate in 1974 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1978; resumed the practice of medicine in Topeka; died on May 26, 2014.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: William R. Roy, Democratic Representative from Kansas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.