Sion Hart Rogers

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Sion Hart Rogers (September 30, 1825 – August 14, 1874) was a U.S. Congressman from and Attorney General of North Carolina.

Biography[edit]

Born near Raleigh, North Carolina in 1825, Rogers attended common schools in Wake County and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1846. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Raleigh. As a Whig, he was elected to the 33rd United States Congress in 1852 and served one two-year term (March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855), declining a renomination in 1854.

Rogers served solicitor of the Raleigh district of the superior court. During the American Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Army as a lieutenant in the Fourteenth Regiment of North Carolina State Troops in 1861; was commissioned colonel of the Forty-seventh North Carolina Infantry April 8, 1862, and resigned January 5, 1863, upon being elected attorney general of the State of North Carolina.

Rogers served as North Carolina Attorney General until 1866. In 1868, he stood for election to Congress once more, but was unsuccessful. He was, however, elected as a Democrat in 1868 to the 41st United States Congress, where he again served a single-term (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873). Rogers failed to gain re-election in 1872 and died in Raleigh on August 14, 1874; he is buried in the City Cemetery in Raleigh.

He built the Rogers-Bagley-Daniels-Pegues House about 1855, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ David W. Parham (n.d.). "Rogers-Bagley-Daniels-Pegues House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James T. Morehead
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th congressional district

1853–1855
Succeeded by
Lawrence O'Bryan Branch
Preceded by
John Manning, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th congressional district

1871–1873
Succeeded by
William A. Smith
Legal offices
Preceded by
William A. Jenkins
Attorney General of North Carolina
1863–1868
Succeeded by
William M. Coleman