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Charles Wickliffe ROARK


ROARK, Charles Wickliffe, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Ky., January 22, 1887; attended the public schools and the Greenville Seminary; founder and president of the Greenville Milling Co.; served as president of the Kentucky Retail Lumbermen in 1908 and of the Tri-State Lumber Dealers’ Association in 1909; elected mayor of Greenville and served from 1918 to 1922; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress and served from March 4, 1929, until his death, before the convening of Congress; died in Louisville, Ky., April 5, 1929; interment in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Greenville, Ky.

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