J. Roy Rowland

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J. Roy Rowland
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Billy Lee Evans
Succeeded by Saxby Chambliss
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1926-02-03) February 3, 1926 (age 91)
Wrightsville, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater South Georgia College
University of Georgia
Medical College of Georgia

James Roy Rowland, Jr. (born February 3, 1926) is an American politician and physician from Georgia.

Rowland attended Wrightsville High School and graduated in 1943. He then attended Emory at Oxford in Oxford, Georgia in 1943, South Georgia College in Douglas, Georgia in 1946 and the University of Georgia in Athens from 1946 to 1948. Rowland earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia in 1952. His education was obtained around his service in the United States Army during World War II as a sergeant from 1944 to 1946. He was a practicing physician from 1952 to 1982.

Rowland served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1976 through 1982. He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982 when he defeated fellow Democrat Billy Lee Evans, who had accepted illegal campaign contributions.[1] Rowland served six terms in Congress, from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1995, and did not seek renomination in 1994.


  1. ^ Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa (1991). The Almanac of American Politics 1992. Washington, D.C.: National Journal. pp. 320–321. ISBN 0-89234-051-7. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Billy Lee Evans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th congressional district

January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995
Succeeded by
Saxby Chambliss