James Rogers (congressman)

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James Rogers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 4, 1843
Preceded by William K. Clowney
Succeeded by Robert B. Rhett
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1837
Preceded by William K. Clowney
Succeeded by William K. Clowney
Personal details
Born (1795-10-24)October 24, 1795
Pinckney District, South Carolina
Died December 21, 1873(1873-12-21) (aged 78)
South Carolina
Resting place Newberry, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Other political
affiliations
Jacksonian (until 1837)

James Rogers (October 24, 1795 - December 21, 1873) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. He was born in what is now Goshen Hill Township, Union County, South Carolina. He completed preparatory studies and was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia, South Carolina, in 1813. Later, he studied law and was admitted to the bar and began practice in Yorkville (now York), South Carolina.

Rogers held various local offices before he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress. Years later, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843). He died in South Carolina, on December 21, 1873, and was buried in what was formerly called the Irish Graveyard at Kings Creek A.R.P. Church near Newberry, South Carolina.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William K. Clowney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th congressional district

1835–1837
Succeeded by
William K. Clowney
Preceded by
William K. Clowney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th congressional district

1839–1843
Succeeded by
Robert B. Rhett