Alexander Rogers (Canadian politician)

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Alexander Rogers
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Alexander Rogers (February 12, 1842 – July 2, 1933) was a merchant and political figure in New Brunswick, Canada. He represented Albert County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1875 to 1878 and Albert in the Canadian House of Commons from 1878 to 1882 as a Liberal member.[1]

He was born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick,[1] the son of William Rogers and Eliza Loughead, and was educated at Mount Allison College. In 1866, Rogers married Bessie Moore. His election to the provincial assembly was appealed twice but Rogers won the by-elections which followed each time.[2] He ran unsuccessfully for reelection to the House of Commons in 1882, 1883 and 1887.[1] He died at Hopewell Hill at the age of 91.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament
  2. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1877 CH Mackintosh
  3. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.