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|
July 19, 1908|
|Died||May 31, 2001
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Austin College
University of Texas
Rogers was elected to Congress in 1951 and served until he retired in 1967. He was one of five Texas congressmen to sign the Southern Manifesto in 1956. 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.
He also played in the 1930 film All Quiet on the Western Front as Behn.
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