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
Length of Transcript
Interview with Jose Roman, Jr., M.D. by Olivia Roman, 1976, "Interview no. 219," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.