Walter E. Rogers

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Walter Edward Rogers
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1967
Preceded by Ben H. Guill
Succeeded by Bob Price
Personal details
Born (1908-07-19)July 19, 1908
Texarkana, Arkansas
Died May 31, 2001(2001-05-31) (aged 92)
Naples, Florida
Resting place Naples Memorial Garden
Naples, Florida
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Austin College
University of Texas
Occupation Attorney

Walter Edward Rogers (July 19, 1908 – May 31, 2001) was a Democratic United States Representative from Texas.

He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas in 1908. He received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1935 and became the city attorney for Pampa, Texas three years later.

Rogers was elected to Congress in 1950 and served until he retired in 1967. He was one of five Texas congressmen to sign the Southern Manifesto in 1956. Rogers was the only member of the combined House of Representatives or Senate to vote against honorary citizenship for Winston Churchill in 1963. On November 22, 1963, Rogers was in the motorcade in Dallas when President Kennedy was assassinated, though four cars back.

The congressman died on May 31, 2001 in Naples, Florida, at the age of 92.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ben H. Guill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
Bob Price