Garland Roark

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Groesbeck, Texas, USA
Garland Roark was born July 26, 1904 in Groesbeck, Texas the son of James H. and Mona Lee Roark. He married Leola Elisabeth Burke on September 14, 1939. He died February 9, 1985 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was celebrated as a writer of seafaring adventures and, under the pseudonym George Garland, wrote a variety of western novels as well. Roark held advertising positions with various stores in Texas from 1924 until 1946, when he quit to write full time. The decision proved fortuitous; throughout the 1950s and 1960s Roark maintained a solid reputation for pulp-style adventure stories. Read more...