Jacob S. Rogers

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Jacob S. Rogers (born c1824, died 2 July 1901 aged 77y) was an American businessman.


He was the son of Thomas Rogers, the founder of Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor.

When Thomas Rogers died in 1856, Jacob took over the business and reorganized it as Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works and served as the company's president. The company eventually became the second most popular steam locomotive manufacturer in North America.[1]

Upon Jacob's death in 1901, he bequeathed the majority of his fortune to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.[2] The museum continues to acquire art works in his name through the "Jacob S. Rogers Fund."[3]

Jacob S. Rogers is buried in the Rogers family plot at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey.


  1. ^ Moshein, Peter and Rothfus, Robert R., (1992) Rogers locomotives: A brief history and construction list, Railroad History (167) 13-147.
  2. ^ Paterson Friends of the Great Falls, Paterson - District significance. Retrieved October 7, 2005.
  3. ^ Metropolitan Museum of Art, Works of Art: The Libraries. Retrieved October 7, 2005.