Byron G. Rogers

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This article is about the American politician. For the Welsh writer, see Byron Rogers (author).

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

Early life[edit]

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 1919-1922, and the University of Colorado 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 career[edit]

Rogers served as city attorney of Las Animas 1929-1933. He was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives 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 War Labor Board 1942-1945.

Congressional career[edit]

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.

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