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Encyclopedia > William Roth
Willaim V. Roth
Date of birth: July 22, 1921
Place of birth: Great Falls, Montana
Date of death: December 13, 2003
Place of death: Washington, DC
Spouse: Jane Richards
Political party: Republican
Office(s): U. S. Representative from Delaware
(1967–1970)

U.S. Senator from Delaware
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William Victor Roth, Jr. (July 22, 1921 - December 13, 2003) was a United States Representative and five-term Senator from Delaware. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the House from 1967 to 1970 and in the Senate from 1971 to 2001. July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Born in Great Falls, Montana, Roth attended public schools in Helena and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1943 and Harvard Business School in 1947. In the interim, he served in the United States Army from 1943-46. Roth moved to Delaware in 1954 and made it his adopted state. Great Falls is a city located in Cascade County, Montana, in the north-central part of the state. ... State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Official languages English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195 (44th)  - Density 2. ... Helena, Montana Helena is the capital of Montana, a state of the United States of America. ... University of Oregon The University of Oregon (UO) is a Public University located in Eugene. ... Harvard Business School Harvard Business School (HBS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University, and is one of the worlds leading management schools. ... US Army Seal The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


Roth is best remembered as a strong advocate of tax cuts, and he co-authored the Kemp-Roth Tax Cut in 1981 with Jack Kemp. Roth was also the legislative sponsor of the individual retirement account plan that bears his name, the Roth IRA, and was known as a fiscal conservative. A tax cut is a reduction in the rate of tax charged by a government, for example on personal or corporate income. ... The Kemp-Roth Tax Cut (officially the Economic Recovery Tax Act, or ERTA) of 1981 reduced marginal income tax rates in the United States by approximately 25% over three years (the top rate falling to 50% from 70% while the bottom rate dropped to 11% from 14%) and indexed them... Jack French Kemp (born July 13, 1935) is an American politician and former professional American football player. ... An Individual Retirement Account or IRA is a retirement plan account that provides some tax advantages for saving for retirement in the United States. ... A Roth IRA is an individual retirement account (IRA) in the United States. ...


He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1966, was re-elected in 1968, and succeeded retiring incumbent John Williams in the Senate in 1971. He was re-elected in 1976, 1982, 1988 and 1994. He was defeated in the 2000 election by the Democratic candidate, Governor Thomas R. Carper. List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... Categories: People stubs | United States Senators | Governors of Delaware | Vietnam War veterans | 1947 births ...


A witty man but an unnatural campaigner, Roth would ease himself into public appearances by bringing along a Saint Bernard. His succession of St. Bernards through his 34-year political career became a trademark of sorts. Country of origin Switzerland Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, KC(UK), NZKC St. ...



Preceded by:
Haris B. McDowell, Jr.
United States Representative from Delaware (At Large)
1967–1971
Succeeded by:
Pierre Samuel du Pont IV
Preceded by:
John J. Williams
United States Senator from Delaware (Class 1)
1971–2001
Succeeded by:
Thomas R. Carper
Preceded by:
Robert W. Packwood
Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
1995–2001
Succeeded by:
Max S. Baucus


These are tables of congressional delegations from Delaware to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Pete du Pont (born January 22, 1935) (full name Pierre Samuel du Pont IV) is an American politician who served as Governor of Delaware from 1977 to 1985. ... Senate Portrait of John J. WIlliams John James Williams (May 17, 1904 – January 11, 1988) was an American politician from Delaware who served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1947 to 1970. ... Delaware ratified the Constitution on December 7, 1787. ... Categories: People stubs | United States Senators | Governors of Delaware | Vietnam War veterans | 1947 births ... Robert William Packwood Robert William Bob Packwood (born September 11, 1932) was a United States Senator from Oregon for the Republican Party. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (or, less formally, Senate Finance Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is the senior United States Senator from Montana and is a member of the Democratic Party. ...


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SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- Former U.S. Sen. William Roth, creator of Roth IRA, dies (868 words)
Roth collapsed late Saturday at his daughter's house in Washington, said U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, who said he was notified by Roth's longtime secretary.
Roth was a relentless champion of tax cuts during his time in Washington and also oversaw high-profile inquiries into both alleged taxpayer abuses by the Internal Revenue Service and Pentagon overspending that uncovered the famous $9,600 wrench and $640 toilet seat.
Roth was a native of Montana and became a political icon in his adopted state of Delaware, where he moved in 1954.
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