George Roller

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George E. Roller

Former Governor of Arkansas Michael D. Huckabee with George Roller and his wife Linda at the Center for Christian Statesmanship on Capitol Hill in 2013
Born (1946-09-23) September 23, 1946 (age 75)
Tuscola, Illinois, US
Residence Manassas, Virginia
Alma mater University of Illinois (B.A.)
University of Miami (M.A., J.D.)
Occupation Executive Director of Center of Christian Statesmanship, Lawyer, Speaker
Years active 1968-present
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Linda Roller
Children 5

Dr. George E. Roller (born 1946) is the executive director of the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C..[1]

Early life and education

George Roller was born on September 23, 1946, in Tuscola, Illinois as one of four children. He was a 1964 graduate from North Miami Senior High School in Miami, Florida. He returned to Illinois for college, graduating in 1968 from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in English and a minor in French.

After moving to Florida in 1968, he graduated with an M.A. from the University of Miami in American Studies in 1973 and earned his J.D. from the University of Miami Law School in 1978.[2]

Early career in teaching, law and politics

Teaching

From 1968 to 2003, Roller taught English at Coral Gables Senior High School while earning his master's degree and going to law school.

In 2001 he was named Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year for Region IV.[3]

Lawyer

From 1978 on, while still teaching, he began his own law practice, working on real estate, probates, and adoptions (foreign and domestic), and enabled dozens of infants from US-American and from Ukrainian orphanages to be adopted into US-American Christian families.

Over the years, Dr. Roller led several mission trips to Ukraine.[4]

Politics

In 1994, Dr. George Roller ran for Lieutenant Governor of Florida on the ticket with Capt. Robert 'Bob' Bell,[5][6][7][8][9] ultimately being defeated by Jeb Bush,[10][11] the later Governor of Florida, whose brother, George W. Bush, later became the 43rd President of the United States.

Center for Christian Statesmanship

In July 2003, Dr. George Roller was appointed executive director of the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.,[12] the non-partisan Christian outreach to Members of the United States Congress.[13]
Since then, he frequently speaks and conducts workshops around the country.[14]

Personal life

Dr. Roller is married to Linda Roller, they have five children and nine grandchildren and live in Manassas, Virginia.[15]

References

  1. "Resume on official Website of the Center for Christian Statesmanship on Capitol Hill" retrieved on February 22, 2014
  2. "Evangelism on Capitol Hill" McLean Weekly for February 8, 2014; retrieved on February 22, 2014
  3. "Seven finalist vie for Miami-Dade's Teacher of the Year Award", from February 14, 2000; Retrieved on February 22, 2014.
  4. "Resume on official Website of the Center for Christian Statesmanship on Capitol Hill" retrieved on February 22, 2014
  5. "Campaign '94 Candidates at a glance", Sun-Sentinel from September 4, 1994; retrieved on February 22, 2014
  6. Results of 1994 Lieutenant Gubernatorial Campaign, F "Results for FL Lt. Governor" retrieved on February 22, 2014
  7. "Bell wants to cut Government waste", Voices of Florida from August 15, 1994; retrieved on February 22, 2014
  8. "Certificate of County Canvassing Board from September 14, 1994; retrieved on February 22, 2014
  9. "No shortage of Governor Wannabes" Orlando Sentinel from December 12, 1993; retrieved on February 22, 2014
  10. Results of 1994 Gubernatorial Campaign, FL "FL Governor - R Primary", Retrieved on February 22, 2014
  11. "First Primary Election, September 8, 1994" The Brevard County Supervisor of Elections' office on First Primary Election; retrieved on February 22, 2014
  12. "D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship finds new home on Capitol Hill" PRWeb of March 20, 2013; retrieved on February 22, 2014
  13. "George Roller on Sharing the Gospel on Capitol Hill" The Christian Post of March 23, 2007; retrieved on February 22, 2014
  14. "Speaker concerned about decline of churches, values in society" George Roller speaking on the spiritual state of the Union in Decatur, Illinois: Herald Review of February 15, 2014; retrieved on February 16, 2014
  15. "Evangelism on Capitol Hill" McLean Weekly for February 8, 2014; retrieved on February 22, 2014

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