Clement V. Rogers

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Clement Vann Rogers (1839–1911) was a Cherokee senator and judge in Indian Territory. Rogers was a Confederate veteran and served as a delegate to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Rogers was the father of entertainer Will Rogers.

Rogers County, Oklahoma is named in honor of Clement Rogers.[1]

Clement Vann Rogers's parents, Robert Rogers and Sallie Vann, "came from Georgia before the main removal of the Cherokees in 1838."[2] Sallie Vann was a sister of David Vann, who was related to the Cherokee chief James Vann.[3] "Clem became associated with the brilliant Cherokee leader, William Penn Adair",[4] and named his son William Penn Adair Rogers after him. Clem served as a member of the Cherokee Senate during the years 1862-63.[5] In 1891 Clem was President of the Cherokee Livestock Association.[6] "Clem's political activities began in 1877 when he ran successful as Judge of Cooweescoowee District ... . He was Senator from his district five terms for the following years : 1879, 1881, 1883, 1899, 1903."[7] "In 1890 he was President of the Vinita Fair Board ... . In 1894 ... Clem Rogers became Vice President of the First National Bank of Claremore, a position he held until his death in 1911."[8] "In 1899, he was elected President of the Claremore School Board. ... That part of his beloved Cooweescoowee District where he lived was re-named "Rogers County" in his honor."[9]

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  1. ^ "RSU and Will Rogers Museum to Discuss Possible Merger" (Press release). Rogers State University. 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  2. ^ Love 1970, p. 389
  3. ^ Clement Vann, The Chattanooga Sunday Times, Magazine Section, July 26, 1936, by Penelope J. Allen, State Chairman of Genealogical Records, retrieved July 11, 2010
  4. ^ Love 1970, p. 390
  5. ^ Love 1970, p. 392
  6. ^ Love 1970, p. 393
  7. ^ Love 1970, pp. 393-394
  8. ^ Love 1970, p. 396
  9. ^ Love 1970, p. 398


Paula McSpadden Love : "Clement Vann Rogers 1839-1911". In :- THE CHRONICLES OF OKLAHOMA, Vol. XLVIII (1970), pp. 389–399. [1]