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Stryker, Roy Emerson (11 May 1893–26 September 1975), government official and documentarian, was born in Great Bend, Kansas, the son of George Stryker, a farmer and rancher, and Ellen (maiden name unknown). When Stryker was three, the family moved to Montrose, Colorado, where he spent his childhood. His father was an ardent Populist who believed in the value of higher learning. After graduating from high school in 1912, Stryker attended the Colorado School of Mines for a few terms, worked on a cattle ranch for several years with an elder brother, and served in the infantry in France during World War I, although he did not see combat. In September 1921, after some further study at the Colorado School of Mines, he married Alice Frasier and moved to New York to study at Columbia University. They had one daughter, Phyllis....