During the war he met Margaret Farrell, whom he married in 1920.
After the war he worked as a real estate and insurance broker, became involved in contracting and engineering business, and was on the board of directors of the Flushing National Bank.
He rejoined the Army for World War II, commissioned as a major in the Corps of Engineers. He served until January 1945, when he was discharged as a lieutenant colonel so he could take his seat in Congress. Roe was elected to Congress in 1944 and served from January 3, 1945 until January 3, 1947.
After leaving Congress he resumed his former business interests. Roe died in Hollywood, Florida on April 22, 1967 and was buried at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery in Flushing.
Roe's son James A. Roe, Jr. was an attorney and judge who served as a justice of the New York Supreme Court before his death in 1968.
- United States Congress. "James A. Roe (id: R000382)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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James J. Heffernan
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Robert Tripp Ross
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