Jose Roman, Jr., M.D.


Olivia Roman


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Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

El Paso physician. Dr. Jose Roman was born in Marfa, Texas. His mother was born in Marfa, but his father came over from Ojinaga, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. He was educated in the Marfa Public Schools and graduated from high school in 1948. He attended Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, Texas, and was a premed student. He received a B.A. in Biology in 1952 from TCU and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas, in 1956. He served his internship in the old El Paso General Hospital. He specialized in General Practice in the old General Hospital and also specialized in Pediatrics doing his residency at the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He served as the medical doctor for the Trans-Pecos Cotton Association for over a year.

Summary of Interview

The Bracero Program.

Date of Interview


Tape Number

No. 219

Transcript Number

No. 219

Length of Transcript

11 pages

Date Transcribed



Olivia Roman

Interview Number

No. 219

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