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Dorrance Douglas Roderick

Dorrance Douglas Roderick, American newspaper publisher. Recipient Human Relations award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1967; Citizen of Year award Board Realtors, 1971.


  • Roderick, Dorrance Douglas was born on December 24, 1900 in Brooklyn, Iowa, United States. Son of Taliesin Evan and Mary (Dorrance) Roderick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Oklahoma, 1922.


    • Reporter, Tulsa World, 1918. Assistant editor Associated Press, Oklahoma City, 1922. With advertising department Wichita (Kansas) Eagle, 1923.

      Advertising and business manager Lubbock (Texas) Journal, 1924-1925, public, 1926-1929. Public Lubbock Avalanche, 1926-1929, El Paso Herald and Times, 1929-1931, El Paso Times, 1931-1975. Retired, 1975; president El Paso Times, Inc.

      Newspaper Printing Corporation, Newspaper realty corporation, Station KROD-television-AM, 1940-1960. Chairman of the Board Times Enterprises, Inc. Director, member Executive Committee El Paso National Bank.

      Director Trans Texas bank corporation.


    Member Texas Good Neighbor Commission, 1943-1957, chairman, 1943. Served to major Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member El Paso Industrial Board (director), El Paso Symphony Association (president 1923-1963, Chairman of the Board 1963-1981), El Paso History Society (trustee), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Alpha Tau.


    • Married Olga Burnett, August 14, 1922. Children: Frances Rozelle, Dorrance Douglas.
    • father: Taliesin Evan Roderick
    • mother: Mary (Dorrance) Roderick
    • spouse: Olga Burnett
    • children: Frances Rozelle Roderick
    • Dorrance Douglas Roderick
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    Born December 24, 1900
    Died March 28, 1981
    (aged 80)