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Charles Wickliffe Roark (January 22, 1887 – April 5, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Charles W. Roark
Charles W. Roark (Kentucky Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1930's Charles W. Roark, late a Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1929 (1929-03-04) – April 5, 1929 (1929-04-05)
Preceded byJohn W. Moore
Succeeded byJohn W. Moore
Mayor of Greenville, Kentucky
In office
Personal details
Born(1887-01-22)January 22, 1887
Greenville, Kentucky
DiedApril 5, 1929(1929-04-05) (aged 42)
Louisville, Kentucky
Political partyRepublican

Born in Greenville, Kentucky, Roark attended the public schools and the Greenville Seminary. He was founder and president of the Greenville Milling Co. He served as president of the Kentucky Retail Lumbermen in 1908 and of the Tri-State Lumber Dealers' Association in 1909.

Roark was elected mayor of Greenville and served from 1918 to 1922.

Roark was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress and served from March 4, 1929, until his death, before the convening of Congress. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, April 5, 1929 and was interred in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Charles W. Roark (id: R000294)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Moore
United States Representative, Kentucky 3rd District
March 4, 1929 – April 5, 1929
Succeeded by
John W. Moore