Charles Wickliffe Roark

Charles Wickliffe Roark

Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA
Death 5 Apr 1929 (aged 52)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 23526502 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born near Greenville, Kentucky, he was educated in the public schools of Muhlenberg County and later attended the Greenville Seminary. He established a career in business and founded the Greenville Milling Company. He was also president of the Kentucky Retail Lumbermen Association in 1908 and president of the Tri-State Lumber Dealers' Association in 1909. In 1918, he was elected as Greenville's Mayor and served until 1922. Roark was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928 and was elected to represent Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. He took office on March 4, 1929 and died a month later in Louisville before the 71st Congress convened.

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