WOODRUFF, Roy Orchard

WOODRUFF, Roy Orchard
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


WOODRUFF, Roy Orchard, a Representative from Michigan; born at Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich., March 14, 1876; attended the common schools and the high school of Eaton Rapids; apprenticed to the printing business 1891-1899; enlisted as a corporal in Company G, Thirty-third Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; saw active service and was mustered out; was graduated from the dental department of the College of Medicine, Detroit, Mich., in 1902 and practiced dentistry in Bay City, Mich., 1902-1911; mayor of Bay City 1911-1913; elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; served for two years in the First World War as an Infantry officer, acquiring the rank of major during his service in France; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; died in Washington, D.C., February 12, 1953; interment in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.

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External Research Collections

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Frank C. Patterson Papers, 1930-1932, 1 folder. Photocopies of correspondence between Frank C. Patterson and Congressman Roy O. Woodruff relating to proposed legislation invoking powers of federal government toward states in suppression of racketeering and gangster activities. Also include is a copy of some legislation and related clippings.
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