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Dudley George ROE

(1881-1970)

ROE, Dudley George, a Representative from Maryland; born in Sudlersville, Queen Annes County, Md., March 23, 1881; attended the public schools; was graduated from Washington College, Chestertown, Md., in 1903 and from the law department of the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1905; was admitted to the bar in 1905 and commenced practice in Baltimore, Md.; served in the State house of delegates 1907-1909; member of the State senate 1923-1935 and 1939-1943, serving as Democratic floor leader 1939-1943; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; farmer, banker, and grain dealer in Sudlersville, Md.; director and later president of Sudlersville Bank of Maryland; resigned in 1967 but continued as chairman of the board of directors until his death January 4, 1970, in Chestertown, Md.; interment in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville, Md.

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

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