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William Robert ROY

(1926- )

ROY, William Robert, a Representative from Kansas; born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., February 23, 1926; attended the Lexington, Ill., public schools; B.S., Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 1946; M.D., Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Ill., 1950; J.D., Washburn University Law School, Topeka, Kans., 1970; served in the United States Air Force, 1953-1955; discharged with rank of captain; practiced medicine in Topeka, Kans., 1955-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the Ninety-third Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate in 1974 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1978; resumed the practice of medicine in Topeka; is a resident of Topeka, Kans.

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

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