William Roth

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William Roth
United States Senator
from Delaware
In office
January 1, 1971 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byJohn J. Williams
Succeeded byTom Carper
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
October 1, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byBob Packwood
Succeeded byMax Baucus
Chair of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – October 1, 1995
Preceded byJohn Glenn
Succeeded byTed Stevens
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byAbraham Ribicoff
Succeeded byJohn Glenn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's at-large district
In office
January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1970
Preceded byHarris McDowell
Succeeded byPete du Pont
Personal details
William Victor Roth Jr.

(1921-07-22)July 22, 1921
Great Falls, Montana, U.S.
DiedDecember 13, 2003(2003-12-13) (aged 82)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of deathHeart failure
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jane Richards
Alma materUniversity of Oregon
Harvard Business School
Harvard Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1943–1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

William Victor Roth Jr. (July 22, 1921 – December 13, 2003) was an American lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. From 1967 to 1970, he was the U.S. Representative from Delaware and from 1971 to 2001, he was a U.S. Senator.[1]

Roth was a sponsor of legislation creating the Roth IRA, an individual retirement plan that can be set up with a broker.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Roth, William Victor Jr. (1921 - 2003)". United States Congress. Retrieved July 23, 2011.