John Rogers (New York politician)

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John Rogers (May 9, 1813 – May 11, 1879) was a Representative from New York.


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.[1]

Rogers was Town Supervisor of Black Brook for ten years between 1839 and 1866[2] and held other local offices, including Postmaster.[3] 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.

He died at “Rogers Place,” his estate near Fort Edward and Moreau, on May 11, 1879.[4] He was interred in the family burial ground on his estate.


  1. ^ Laws of the State of New York, Volume 1. C. Van Benthuysen and Co. 1844. p. 80. 
  2. ^ Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1880). History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York. J. W. Lewis & Co. p. 247. 
  3. ^ Table of Post Offices in the United States on the First Day of October, 1846. United States Post Office Department. 1846. p. 17. 
  4. ^ "Death of Hon. John Rogers" (PDF). Daily Saratogian. May 12, 1879. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orange Ferriss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
James S. Smart