Roche, Charles D., 1927-1993


Roche, Charles D., 1927-1993


Bio: Charles D. Roche (b. October 27, 1927, Woburn, Massachusetts-d. February 12, 1993, Margate, New Jersey) received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1945 and served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947. In 1950, He became a management trainee for the Napier Company in Meriden, Connecticut. In 1950, he took a job as a reporter editor for the Post Publishing Company in Boston, and left in 1956 to become a reporter editor for the Herald Traveler Corporation in Boston. He joined President Kennedy's campaign organization in 1960 as Director of Public Relations for Bryon White of the Citizens for Kennedy and Johnson. Following the 1960 election, Roche was named as Deputy Chairman to John Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. In January 1966, Roche resigned to join the White House staff and serve as an Aide for Congressional Liaison (House) and Legislative Affairs (Massachusetts and the Northeastern states). He held this job until the end of the Johnson Administration.


LBJ Connection: White House aide for Congressional Liaison and Legislative Affairs