The Dalles Ex-Official Ill Several Months.
Retired Lawyer Also Newspaper Editor and Educator in Long Career.
THE DALLES, Or., Aug. 17.—(Special.) J.T. Rorick, 79, retired lawyer, newspaper man, educator and public official, died here this afternoon at the family home after an illness of several months, brought on by a heart attack.
A graduate in law at the University of Michigan, Mr. Rorick later gave up active practice and went into newspaper work. For eight years he was editor and publisher of the Bad-Axe Democrat at Bad Axe, Mich. Later he was appointed postmaster at Bad Axe by President McKinley.
Coming west in 1892, Mr. Rorick settled at Grand Dalles, engaging in dairying and the breeding of thoroughbred cattle. Later he took up residence in The Dalles, where he served on the school board, was a member of the city works commission and a director and vice president of the chamber of commerce. He also served ae [sic] a director and vice-president of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Rorick was married in 1881 to Carrie E. Eldridge in Ohio. Mrs. Rorick died in 1921.
Surviving children are: Mark D. Rorick of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Fay R. Condon of Redondo Beach, Cal.; J.T. Rorick, Jr. and Estell H. Rorick, The Dalles.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Source: The Oregonian, August 18, 1932.