Rep. Frelinghuysen statement on passing of Congressman Robert A. Roe


Washington, D.C. - Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Robert A. Roe.

“New Jersey has lost one of its most dedicated public servants with the passing of Congressman Bob Roe.  A veteran of World War II, a former mayor of Wayne, a Passaic County freeholder, a member of Governor Hughes’ cabinet, and a member of Congress, he served in every level of government over a long and productive career.  

“During his nearly 24 years in Congress, Bob Roe was a leader who earned the respect of his constituents and his colleagues as Mr. Transportation for New Jersey, as Chairman of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee.  Well into his retirement, he was a friend and advisor to me.  He has left a legacy of accomplishment that will long endure.”