Bio: Phil Roe represents the First Congressional District of Tennessee. A resident of Johnson City serving his fourth term in Congress, Phil has a strong work ethic and is committed to working on behalf of the First District, Tennessee and our nation.
A native of Tennessee, Phil was born on July 21, 1945 in Clarksville. He earned a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University in 1967 and went on and to earn his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1970. Upon graduation, he served two years in the United States Army Medical Corps.
Congressman Roe serves on the House Education and Workforce Committee, where he chairs the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions. Phil also serves on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where he sits on the Oversight and Investigations and Health Subcommittees.
As a physician, Congressman Roe has become an active player in the effort to reform our nation’s health care system. He is the co-chair of the House GOP Doctors Caucus and a member of the Health Caucus.
Prior to serving in Congress, Phil served as the Mayor of Johnson City from 2007 to 2009 and Vice Mayor from 2003 to 2007. Phil ran a successful medical practice in Johnson City for 31 years, delivering close to 5,000 babies. Phil and his late wife Pam have three children: David C. Roe, John Roe, and Whitney Larkin. They have two grandchildren. Phil is a member of Munsey United Methodist Church.
Military Bio: Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. served as a captain in the 2nd U.S. Infantry Division 2nd Medical Battalion in 1973-74. He was stationed near the DMZ in Korea for 9 months and at the 121 Evacuation Hospital in Seoul for 3 months, and finished his service at Fort Eustis. Prior to his active duty service and deployment, Roe spent time training at a VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and, after being honorably discharged from the military, saw patients in consultation with the VA while in private practice.