Representative Thomas Sylvester Roe View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/2/1992
Birth Place: Waukon, Iowa
Birth County: Allamakee
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 61 (1965) - 62 (1967)
Home County: Allamakee
Family Members Who Served in the Iowa Legislature: Father: Ove T. Roe; GAs 44 - 47
Thomas Sylvester Roe
Allamakee County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Thomas S. Roe, begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

Thomas S. Roe was born September 18, 1916 in Waukon, Iowa. He married Delores Soride in 1938 and they had two sons and four daughters.

Mr. Roe was a 1934 graduate of Waukon High School and attended Waukon Junior College in 1935. He farmed for several years east of Waukon and later moved to Waukon where he worked as a salesman for Mark Maufs Chevrolet. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and St. John’s Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council.

A Democrat, Mr. Roe represented Allamakee County during the Sixty-first and Sixty-second General Assemblies. He was the occupant of the same desk that his father, Ove T. Roe, had occupied during his service as a Representative in the 1930’s.

Thomas S. Roe died October 2, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Delores Roe, of Mesa, Arizona; his daughters Bonita Campbell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Karen Kruger of West Linn, Oregon, Lana Kolsrud of Chandler, Arizona, and Lori Adams of Mesa, Arizona; his sons, Thomas D. Roe of Mesa, Arizona and Steven D. Roe of Rochester, Minnesota; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin and Kenneth of Phoenix, Arizona and Willard of Waukon.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-fifth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Thomas S. Roe, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





House District 90
61st GA (1965)
Legislation Sponsored
61st GA (1965)