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Sidney Crain ROACH

(1876-1934)

ROACH, Sidney Crain, a Representative from Missouri; born at Linn Creek, Camden County, Mo., on July 25, 1876; attended the public schools and the St. Louis Law School (now Washington University) in St. Louis; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice at Linn Creek, Mo.; prosecuting attorney for Camden County 1898-1909; member of the board of directors of the National Bank of Linn Creek 1900-1924; member of the State house of representatives 1909-1913; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Sixty-eighth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; moved to St. Louis, Mo., December 27, 1924, and resumed the practice of law; died at Kansas City, Mo., June 29, 1934; interment in Roach Cemetery near Roach, Mo.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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