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Byron Giles Rogers (August 1, 1900 – December 31, 1983) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado.

Byron Giles Rogers
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Colorado Attorney General
In office
1936–1940
GovernorEdwin C. Johnson
Ray Herbert Talbot
Teller Ammons
Ralph L. Carr
Preceded byPaul P. Prosser
Succeeded byGail L. Ireland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byJohn A. Carroll
Succeeded byMike McKevitt
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
In office
1932-1935
Personal details
Born(1900-08-01)August 1, 1900
Greenville, Texas, U.S.
DiedDecember 31, 1983(1983-12-31) (aged 83)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Resting placeMount Lindo Cemetery, Tiny Town, Colorado, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materSturm College of Law, University of Denver

Early lifeEdit

Born in Greenville, Texas, Rogers moved with his parents to Oklahoma in April 1902. He attended the public schools of Checotah, Oklahoma. During the First World War, he served as a private in the Infantry, United States Army. He attended the University of Arkansas in 1918, the University of Oklahoma from 1919-1922, and the University of Colorado in 1923 and 1924. He earned his LL.B. at Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, 1925, and commenced the practice of law in Las Animas, Colorado.

Legal careerEdit

Rogers served as city attorney of Las Animas from 1929-1933. He was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from 1932-1935, serving as speaker in 1933. He served as county attorney of Bent County, Colorado, in 1933, and was later on the legal staff of Agricultural Adjustment Administration and National Recovery Administration, Washington, D.C., in 1933 and 1934. He served as assistant United States Attorney for Colorado 1934-1936, and Attorney General of Colorado 1936-1941. He was a public member of the War Labor Board from 1942-1945.

Congressional careerEdit

Rogers was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1971). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress. He was a resident of Denver, Colorado until his death there December 31, 1983. He was interred in Mount Lindo Cemetery near Tiny Town, Colorado.

The Byron G. Rogers Federal Building and United States Courthouse was named in his honor in 1984.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Byron G. Rogers (id: R000389)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-02-20

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