John Rogers (New York politician)
Rogers was born as John Weed in Caldwell, New York (now Lake George) on May 9, 1813. He completed preparatory studies, then moved to Black Brook in 1832. Rogers engaged in the manufacture of iron as a partner of his brother James in a firm they named the J & J Rogers Iron Company. In addition to the iron works, the Rogers enterprises in and around Black Brook included a sawmill and a general store. In 1844 John Weed had his name legally changed to John Rogers.
Rogers was Town Supervisor of Black Brook for ten years between 1839 and 1866 and held other local offices, including Postmaster. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873). He did not run for reelection in 1872, and resumed his business activities.
- Laws of the State of New York, Volume 1. C. Van Benthuysen and Co. 1844. p. 80.
- Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1880). History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York. J. W. Lewis & Co. p. 247.
- Table of Post Offices in the United States on the First Day of October, 1846. United States Post Office Department. 1846. p. 17.
- "Death of Hon. John Rogers" (PDF). Daily Saratogian. May 12, 1879.
- United States Congress. "John Rogers (id: R000397)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John Rogers at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
James S. Smart