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Walter Edward Rogers (July 19, 1908 – May 31, 2001) was a Democratic United States Representative from Texas.

Walter Edward Rogers
Walter E. Rogers.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byBen H. Guill
Succeeded byBob Price
Personal details
Born(1908-07-19)July 19, 1908
Texarkana, Arkansas
DiedMay 31, 2001(2001-05-31) (aged 92)
Naples, Florida
Resting placeNaples Memorial Garden
Naples, Florida
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materAustin College
University of Texas

He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas in 1908. He received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1935 and became the city attorney for Pampa, Texas three years later.

Rogers was elected to Congress in 1950 and served until he retired in 1967. He was one of five Texas congressmen to sign the Southern Manifesto in 1956, a resolution in protest against the United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.[1] Rogers was the only member of the combined House of Representatives or Senate to vote against honorary citizenship for Winston Churchill in 1963. On November 22, 1963, Rogers was in the motorcade in Dallas when President Kennedy was assassinated, though four cars back.

The congressman died on May 31, 2001 in Naples, Florida, at the age of 92.


  1. ^ "Southern Manifesto on Integration (March 12, 1956)". WNET. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ben H. Guill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
Bob Price