James Clawson Roop (October 3, 1888 – January 23, 1972) was director of the United States Bureau of the Budget (now the Office of Management and Budget) from August 15, 1929 to March 3, 1933, during the administration of President Herbert Hoover.[1]

Clawson Roop
B.A. Bakhmetieff, J.P. Mitchel, Gen. Roop, R. Adamson in 1917.jpg
Director of the Bureau of the Budget
In office
August 15, 1929 – March 3, 1933
PresidentHerbert Hoover
Preceded byHerbert Lord
Succeeded byLewis Douglas
Personal details
James Clawson Roop

(1888-10-03)October 3, 1888
Upland, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJanuary 23, 1972(1972-01-23) (aged 83)
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania (BS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Battles/warsWorld War II


Born in Upland, Pennsylvania. Roop attended the University of Pennsylvania. He was an engineer office in World War I and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. During World War II, he served as Brigadier General. President Herbert Hoover, on the resignation of Herbert Lord, appointed Roop as U.S. Director of Bureau of the Budget, a post he held from August 15, 1929 until March 4, 1933.[1]

He died on January 23, 1972 in Fairfield, Connecticut, at the age of 83.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "James Clawson Roop Dies at 84. Former U.S. Budget Director. Hoover Appointee Was Later Named to Executive Posts by Pan American Airways". The New York Times. January 24, 1972. Retrieved 2015-08-07. Former U.S. Budget Director Hoover Appointee Was Later Named to Executive Posts by Pan American Airways. James Clawson Roop, director of the budget under President Hoover and later treasurer and vice president of Pan American ...
Political offices
Preceded by
Herbert Lord
Director of the Bureau of the Budget
Succeeded by
Lewis Douglas