John H. Rogers
|John H. Rogers|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 12th Norfolk district
|Preceded by||Gregory Sullivan|
October 22, 1964 |
|Alma mater||University College, Galway School of Law, Ireland, Brandeis University, Suffolk University Law School|
Early Life & Education
Representative Rogers attended Saint Catherine of Sienna Grammar School and Public Schools in Norwood, Massachusetts before graduating from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury. He graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In 1992, he received a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and also studied at the University of Galway Law School in Ireland.
He served as House Majority Leader from January 2005 until January 2009. He served as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from January 2001 through January 2005. As Chairman, he was the chief budget writer for the Massachusetts House of Representatives. During his tenure in the Legislature, he has also served as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation (1999-2001) and Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary (1997-1999). Representative Rogers has also served as Vice Chairman of several committees – the House Committee on Steering and Policy, the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development and the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight – while also serving as a member of the Joint Committees on Banks and Banking; Energy; and Criminal Justice.
Rep. Rogers has also been chosen to lead several different caucuses and special legislative committees. From 1994-2001, he served as House Chair of the Legislative Caucus on Older Citizens’ Concerns (also known as the “Elder Caucus”). In 1998, he was appointed by former Speaker Thomas Finneran to chair a special legislative committee to reform the adoption laws in Massachusetts so as to accelerate the adoption process and ensure that the best interests of the child are of paramount concern in the process. In 1999, he was recognized by the Massachusetts Families for Kids, the Legislative Caucus on Foster Care and the Department of Social Services for his efforts as Chairman of that Ad-Hoc Committee on Adoption and as author of the landmark Adoption Law of 1999. In October 2004, he was chosen to co-chair the legislatively created Commission to Study the Provision of Counsel to Indigent Persons in the Commonwealth which issued a major report, now known as the “Rogers Report,” recommending improvements to the so-called CPCS system in March 2006. In 2007, he chaired the special House Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and authored the report First Do No Harm
|Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
- "Meet John". 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- "Joint Committee on Education". malegislature.gov. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- "Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities". malegislature.gov. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- "Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development". malegislature.gov. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- "Session Laws: Chapter 3 of the Acts of 1999". malegislature.gov. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- Rogers, John (April 2009). "REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE PROVISION OF COUNSEL TO INDIGENT PERSONS IN MASSACHUSETTS" (PDF). Massachusetts Bar Association. THE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE PROVISION OF COUNSEL TO INDIGENT PERSONS IN MASSACHUSETTS. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
- Rogers, John (March 2007). "First Do No Harm" (PDF). Ma State Library Archives. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
- Massachusetts General Court - State Representative John H. Rogers official MA House website
- Project Vote Smart - Representative John H. Rogers (MA) profile
- Follow the Money – John H. Rogers