Walter E. Rogers
Walter Edward Rogers
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 18th district
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1967
|Preceded by||Ben H. Guill|
|Succeeded by||Bob Price|
|Born||July 19, 1908|
|Died||May 31, 2001 (aged 92)|
|Resting place||Naples Memorial Garden |
|Alma mater||Austin College |
University of Texas
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. 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.
- "Southern Manifesto on Integration (March 12, 1956)". WNET. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ben H. Guill
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th congressional district
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