Edward Rogers (representative)

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Edward Rogers (May 30, 1787 – May 29, 1857) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Cornwall, Connecticut, Rogers completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1809. He moved to New York State about the close of the War of 1812. He was graduated from Yale College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Madison, New York. He served as delegate to the State convention to revise the constitution in 1822. He served as judge of the court of common pleas for Madison County.

Rogers was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841). He resumed the practice of law. He also engaged in literary pursuits. He died in Galway, New York, May 29, 1857. He was interred in Madison Cemetery, Madison, New York.

He was the father of Hezekiah Gold Rogers, the United States charge d'affaires in Sardinia from 1840-41.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
seat created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
A. Lawrence Foster

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