Money Q&A with Roger R. Ramey

August 25, 2002

Roger R. Ramey

Vice president of public affairs, Charles Town Races & Slots.

President, Racetrack Drug Counseling Program.

President, Jefferson County Charities.

Past president, Citizens Fire Co.

Board member, United Way of Jefferson County.

Board member, American Red Cross, Jefferson County chapter.

Board member, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

Board member, West Virginia Breeders Classic.

Board member, Shepherd College Foundation.

Board member, West Virginia Senior Olympics.


Member, advisory board for F&M Bank in Martinsburg and Charles Town.

Born: July 20, 1934

Married: Sandra

Children: Four, and two stepchildren.

Education: Charles Town High School, Class of 1952. Attended Shepherd College.

Mentor: "My older brother, (the late) Bill Ramey. My brother was 20 years older than I. ... He got me started in selling at an early age and that's kind of where I did my best. He was an inspiration."

Favorite part of your job: "People having fun."

Least favorite part of your job: "None."

Biggest challenge of your job: "Helping to see things go smoothly."

Fantasy job: "Pro golfer - and I don't even play."

Favorite music: "Big Band, '40s, '50s."

Favorite car: "Anything with wheels."

Type of car you drive now: "Sebring convertible."

Last book read: "Fat Man in a Middle Seat: Forty Years of Covering Politics" by Jack Germond.

Last movie seen: "Casablanca."

Favorite TV show: "The Andy Griffith Show."

Hobbies: "Old and classic cars and Senior Olympics basketball."

What was your first job? "Pin setter at our local bowling alley." He was 11 years old.

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "Winston Churchill. He's just one of my favorite people in history. He's just someone I've been interested in from history, and the World War II era always intrigued me."

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