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Thomas Anderson Roe, American building supply company executive. Recipient Claire Booth Luce award Heritage Foundation; named builder of year Greenville Home Builders Association, 1962.


Roe, Thomas Anderson was born on May 29, 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas Anderson and Leila (Cunningham) Roe.


Bachelor of Science, Furman University, 1948. Doctor of Laws, Furman University, 1980. Diploma in business management, LaSalle Extension University, 1956.


Cancer research assistant, Furman U., 1947-1948;with, Builder Marts of America, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina., 1948-1987;president, Builder Marts of America, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina., 1961-1969;chairman, Builder Marts of America, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina., 1969-1987;Chief Executive Officer, Builder Marts of America, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina., 1969-1978. Chairman 1st Piedmont Corporation, 1967-1974, 1st Piedmont Bank & Trust Company, 1967-1974. Board directors Swiss Texas.

Board of Governors Atlas Economics Research Foundation, Fairfax.


Member Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, 1971-1975. Vice chairman South Carolina. Republican Committee, 1963-1964, finance chairman since 1986.

Member National Republican Finance Committee, 1963-1964. Honorary assistant sergeant-at-arms Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1960. Past board directors National Foundation Ileitis and Colitis, Greenville United Cerebral Palsy, Greenville chapter American Red Cross.

Past chairman advisory council Furman U. Pres.S.C. Policy Council, Columbia, 1986-1990, now founding chairman, board directors. Board of Governors Council for National Policy, 1984-1994.

Past trustee Greenville Symphony, 1985-1993, Institute Research on Economics of Taxation, 1983-1990. Trustee Christ Church Episcopalian School, 1970-1972, Coker College, 1975-1981, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, since 1983, Heritage Foundation, since 1985, Free Congress Research and Education Foundation, Washington, 1987-1996. Member of the Board of Governors Foundation Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, International Policy Forum, Washington, 1984-1990.

Board directors, member Executive Committee Peace Center for Performing Arts, Greenville. Founding chairman, board directors State Policy Network, Fort Wayne, Indiana. President Charity Ball Board, Rose Ball, Greenville, South Carolina., 1996.

Member National Association Home Builders (international housing committee), Greenville Home Builders Association (Vice-President 1962-1963), National Lumber Building Material Dealers Association, Carolina Building Material Dealers Association (president 1965-1966), Greenville Building Materials Association (president), Montana Pelerin Society, Greenville Chamber of Commerce (director 1967-1970, president 1970), Players Club (president 1951), Sertoma Club (president local club 1960-1961, distinguished service award 1959, superior leaderhsip award 1961), World Trade Center Club, Poinsett Club.


Married Shirley Marie Waddell, August 2, 1980. Children: Elizabeth Overton Roe Mason, Thomas Anderson, Philip Stradley, John Verner. 1 stepchild, Amy Elizabeth Waddell Willcox.

Thomas Anderson Roe

Leila (Cunningham) Roe

Shirley Marie Waddell

Elizabeth Overton Roe Mason Roe

Thomas Anderson Roe

Philip Stradley Roe

John Verner Roe