John P. Rorick For Representative

It is not the policy of The Observer to mix in politics to any great extent, but under our policy of strict independence we feel it is our privilege and duty when the right time comes, to endorse any candidate when that endorsement is deserving and in our judgement for the public welfare. Under this privilege, we are going to publicly endorse John P. Rorick for the nomination for Representative of the second district, which embraces Lenawee county.

Mr. Rorick is a Seneca township man born and raised, and has lived within Lenawee county all his life, and in the township of his birth most to the time. He is one of the heaviest taxpayers of the township, is a “dirt” farmer in the truest sense of the word, at the present owning and personally operating one of the largest farm properties in the county. Besides being a practical and successful farmer he has had large experience in banking and business enterprises, having been on the original incorporators of the First National Bank of Morenci, acting as cashier of the bank for several years. Mr. Rorick is also a member of the County Road Commission, having been elected to that office when the county commission was first organized about six years ago and hold the position since.

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John Rochelle And Howard Davis Are Recommended

Henry Henkel, a member of the civil service commission, tendered his resignation to the [unclear} local at an executive meeting last Thursday evening and John Rochelle has been recommended to Mayor Hinkel as a success to Mr. Henkel. At the same meeting Howard David, Mayor Hinkel’s private secretary, was recommended to Judge Shank as court stenographer and secretary after the retirement of Mayor Hinkel whose term of office expires on December 31.

Source: Butler County Democrat, December 30, 1915.

A Good Legislator

Edw. D .Bradbury of Kendrick, who is a candidate for the State legislature on the republican ticket is remarkably well qualified for this position.

Born in Oregon and raised in the state of New York, a graduate of Packard college of that state, and a resident of Idaho for a number of years, Mr. Bradbury has been a resident of Kendrick for the past six years.

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His record as man and citizen is one on which he can stand with pride, always interested in civic matters since he has been identified with our town as cashier of the Kendrick State Bank, he has served as Mayor, had been head of the Knights of Pythias and a member of the executive board of the Commercial Club, while in every public enterprise liberal donations have been his policy.

With the best interests of the town and county at heart, a strong regard for the University of Idaho’s welfare, the necessary executive ability to hold his own in the legislative battle, no more fitting timber could be chosen by the republicans of Latah County.

Source: Kendrick Gazette, October 28, 1910.

Cannot Stand Fusionism

Lifelong Democrat Will Support Republican Principles.

J.T. Rorick, of Klickitat County, Sends a Letter to the Chairman of the Central Committee—His Reason for Leaving Fusion Ranks

GOLDENDALE, Oct. 25.—J.T. Rorick, manager of the Interstate Investment Company at Grand Dalles, Klickitat county, a lifelong Democrat and a man of great intelligence and force, is the latest recruit to the Republic ranks in this section. Mr. Rorick recently addressed a letter to Hon. W.B. Presby, chairman of the Republic central committee, in this city, in which he gives his reason for joining with the party of sound money and progression. Since coming to the state five years ago Mr. Rorick has been prominent in the councils of the Democratic party, and, while never an office-seeker, has attended all the county conventions and has been prominent in the party councils. Before coming to the state he was editor of one of the influential Democratic papers of Michigan. His letter to Chairman Presby is as follows:

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Rorick, Howell Get Water Posts

SACRAMENTO, April 21—David Rorick Jr., of Oceanside, and Supervisor Dean Howell, of Escondido, were reappointed to the San Luis Rey Water Authority today by Gov. Warren.

Rorick, an attorney, is an executive of the Federal Savings and Loan Association of Oceanside and represents that city on the authority, Howell represents the County Board of Supervisors on the authority.

Terms of the new appointment extend until Sept. 19, 1954. Both men first were appointed in 1946.

Source: San Diego Union, April 22, 1951.

John Rorick For State Legislature

Petitions for the nomination of John P. Rorick of this city as a candidate on the Republican ticket for representative in the state legislature from the second district of Lenawee county were being circulated today.

Mr. Rorick’s candidacy for the legislature has been rumored frequently since the first of the year by friends who have been anxious to persuade him to enter the primary but he declined to take the initiative and recurring announcements from other sources that he was a candidate have been followed by statements from him to the effect that he was not. He stated today that if a nomination came to him he would be inclined to accept.

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