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"ACTIVEGHURCH WORKER;FAVORS I AGE PENSIONS Rose From Messenger | Boy to Enviable Po: sition in Own i Community. !lS AN ACTIVE ! FRATERNAL MAN Senator Warren R. Roberts, can| clidate for Auditor General, has , notable record of public service. j He was bom in Lower Saucon township. Northampton county, No- j -.ember 29. 1874. Northampton was ; a Democratic county then and i" re! turns even larger Democratic ma- · jorities now. | Senator Roberts has always been a real Democrat, just as his father 1 was. and his mother's and wife's j families. His father was John Robi erts, a pioneer railroad builder, ijohs Roberts helped build the old ! North Penn Railroad from Phila| delphia to Bethlehem That line now is part of the Rearing system. He also helped carry the Pennsylvania Lmes over the Allegheny ' Mountains. mother, Sarah was bom in. ! Hendncks Roberts, Montgomery county. His family moved to the borough of FTeemansburg. a suburb of 3eth- jiehem, while "Warren. Roberts was still a boy. There he was reared and went to school. Later he attended private and business schools in BethleSim. In 1908, he married Sadie Dreisbaea, a native of Carbon County. They were married in j Bethlehem and have lived there ever since. They cave no children- Messenger Boy Warren Roberts' first job was that of messenger boy in the oSces of the Lehigh Vailey Railroad in Beth**. Shows .^ hg ^ ^^-.ea, he held pcsitaon of clerk: in the Lehigh Valley offices there for ten years. He left the railroad, to go into the news- parser business, on the old South. Bethlehem Star, now merged with, the Bathlejiieni Globe-Times. He was a jack-of-all-trades. displayed with ' everything except sec type. attempt j few y=ars were among the pleasant cf his life. nosition was that of 3,,^-Recorder of Deeds for Northampton County. In 1905 he j -^as elected Recorder, the youngest j county oScer in Northampton, -s-as re-elected to a second term incomes . three years later. increased I Upon completion of nis second · term, he declined to run for other offices, preferring to assist in the m his , city and county. He entered the Com- real estate business and later a insurance 5eld. His business ce- velopea into the present "Woodnng- Rich Roberts Company, m which he Pur- j present a partner. He is very Roberts has tax!in the Pennsylvania Insurance Agents" Association, of ·which paid vice president. Revives Democracy ] For years Senator Robe: three of (Continued on Page Pour)

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  1. Gettysburg Compiler,
  2. 10 Oct 1936, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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