Interview with J. Roy Rowland, June 30, 2009

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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James Roy Rowland attended South Georgia College and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. In 1952, he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He practiced medicine in Dublin, Georgia, from 1952 to 1982. He was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives, and served there from 1976 to 1982. He served on several committees, including Health and Ecology, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Judicial, and Rules. In 1982, he ran a successful campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, and served in five succeeding congresses, retiring in 1995. Rowland discusses his medical career, his political career, and party politics in Georgia.






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J. Roy Rowland and Bob Short, “Interview with J. Roy Rowland, June 30, 2009,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 26, 2024,