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Dwight Laing Rogers (August 17, 1886 – December 1, 1954) was a U.S. Representative from Florida.

Dwight L. Rogers
Dwight Laing Rogers.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – December 1, 1954
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byPaul Rogers
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
1930–1938
Personal details
Born(1886-08-17)August 17, 1886
Reidsville, Georgia
DiedDecember 1, 1954(1954-12-01) (aged 68)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Political partyDemocratic

Born near Reidsville, Georgia, Rogers attended the public schools and Locust Grove Institute at Locust Grove, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1909 and from the law department of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1910. He was admitted to the bar the same year and began commenced practice in Ocilla, Georgia. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1925 and continued the practice of law.

He served as member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1930 to 1938, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1933.

Rogers was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his death.

He died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1954, and was interred in Lauderdale Memorial Park. He was the father of Paul G. Rogers.

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  • United States Congress. "Dwight L. Rogers (id: R000391)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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