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Walter Edward Rogers
Birth: Jul. 19, 1908
Texarkana
Miller County
Arkansas, USA
Death: May 31, 2001
Naples
Collier County
Florida, USA

US Congressman. He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas, received a bachelor's degree from Austin College in 1926 and a law degree from the University of Texas in 1935, afterwards beginning a law practice in Austin. From 1938 to 1940 he was Pampa City Attorney, and from 1943 to 1947 he was District Attorney of the Texas thirty-first judicial district. An active Democrat, he was a delegate to state party conventions in the 1950s, and a Delegate to the party's national conventions every four years from 1952 to 1964. In 1950 he won a seat in the US House of Representatives and served eight terms, 1951 to 1967. He was on the House floor when Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire in 1954, and saved one of his colleagues by pulling him from the line of fire. Rogers was one of five Texas Congressmen to sign the Southern Manifesto promising to oppose integration and civil rights bills. He also investigated the 1950s television quiz show scandals, was in the motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963, and investigated the 1964 electricity blackout in the Northeast United States. He did not run for reelection in 1966 and served as president of the Independent Natural Gas Association of America until 1978, afterwards living in retirement until his death in Naples Florida. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Burial:
Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery
North Naples
Collier County
Florida, USA
Plot: Chapel of Peace
 
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Originally Created by: PH Goss
Record added: Jan 08, 2007
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Walter Edward Rogers
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Walter Edward Rogers
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