J. Roy Rowland

James Roy Rowland ( born February 3, 1926 in Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia ) is a former American politician. Between 1983 and 1995 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Roy Rowland attended the public schools of his home including Wrightsville High School, which he finished in 1943. In the same year he was also for a short time at Emory School in Oxford. After that it was during the Second World War sergeant in the U.S. Army. After the war he continued his education at South Georgia College in Douglas. Between 1946 and 1948, Rowland studied at the University of Georgia in Athens. This is followed by a medical degree completed at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he graduated in 1952. He then worked as a doctor.

Politically, Rowland joined the Democratic Party. Between 1976 and 1982 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In the congressional elections of 1982 he was in the eighth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Billy Lee Evans on January 3, 1983. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1995 six legislative periods. At this time there the 27th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted.

1994 renounced Roy Rowland on another candidacy. In the following years, he retired from politics.