Thomas Jones Rogers

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Thomas Jones Rogers (1781 – December 7, 1832) was a Democratic-Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district from 1818 to 1823 and for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 1823 to 1824.

Early lifeEdit

Thomas J. Rogers (father of William Findlay Rogers) was born in Waterford, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1784 with his parents, who settled in Easton, Pennsylvania. He learned the printing trade and was editor and owner of the Northampton Farmer from 1805 to 1814.[1]

CareerEdit

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 8th district from 1815 to 1818.[2] Rogers was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Ross. He was reelected to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Congresses and served until April 20, 1824, when he resigned.

He served as a trustee of Lafayette College from 1826 to 1832.[3] He was a register and recorder of deeds for Northampton County, Pennsylvania, from 1828 to 1830. He served as brigadier general in the State militia and as an officer in the United States Revenue Customs at the port of Philadelphia.[4]

He died in New York City in 1832 and was interred at the New Market Street Baptist Church Graveyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was reinterred to the Glenwood Cemetery in Philadelphia in 1851 and again to the Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Broomall, Pennsylvania.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Thomas Jones Rogers Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "R"". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
  3. ^ Skillman, David Bishop (1932). The Biography of a College: Being the History of the First Century of the Life of Lafayette College. Easton, Pennsylvania: Lafayette College.
  4. ^ Heller, William J. (1920). History of Northampton County, Pennsylvania. New York: The American Historical Society. p. 291. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Thomas Jones Rogers". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.

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Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Henry Jarrett
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 8th district
1815-1818
Succeeded by
John Erwin
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Ross
Samuel D. Ingham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

1818–1823
1818–1822 alongside: Samuel Moore
1822–1823 alongside: Samuel D. Ingham
Succeeded by
Robert Harris
Preceded by
John Tod
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

1823–1824
alongside: Samuel D. Ingham
Succeeded by
Samuel D. Ingham
George Wolf