Robert A. Roe

Robert A. Roe ( born February 28, 1924 in Wayne, New Jersey ) is a former American politician. Between 1969 and 1993 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Roe studied at Oregon State University in Corvallis and then to Washington State University in Pullman. During the Second World War he served in the United States Army. He then became active in the banking industry. He was Chairman of the Morris Canal & Banking Co. At the same time he began as a member of the Democratic Party a political career. In the years 1955 and 1955 he was one of the local council in its Geburtststadt Wayne. From 1956 to 1961 he was mayor of this place. Between 1959 and 1963, Roe was also sitting in the County Council of Passaic County, which he chaired in 1962 and 1963. From 1963 to 1969 he served as Minister for the Environment Protection and Economic Development in New Jersey.

Following the resignation of Mr Charles Samuel Joelson Roe was at the due election for the eighth seat from New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 4. After eleven re- election, he could remain until January 3, 1993 at the Congress. Between 1987 and 1991 he was Chairman of the Scientific Committee; 1991 to 1993 he headed the Transport Committee. During his time as a Member of the Vietnam War ended. In 1974 the work of the Congress of the Watergate scandal was overshadowed.

1977 Roe competed unsuccessfully for his party's nomination for the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey. After 1992 withdrew from the remainder candidacy, he resigned from the Congress on January 3, 1993. He then worked as a consultant. In 1993 he made negative headlines when he caused a car accident while drunk, in which two persons were injured.