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Dorrance Douglas Roderick

newspaper publisher.

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.


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.

Taliesin Evan Roderick

Mary (Dorrance) Roderick

Olga Burnett

Frances Rozelle Roderick

Dorrance Douglas Roderick