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Edith Nourse Rogers
Birth: Mar. 19, 1881
York County
Maine, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1960
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

US Congresswoman. American social welfare volunteer and politician who was one of the first women to serve in the United States Congress, serving from June 30,1925 until her death in 1960. Up until 2012, she was the longest serving Congresswoman. During her 35 years in the House of Representatives she was a powerful voice for veterans, sponsoring legislation that included the Servicemenís Readjustment Act of 1944 (commonly known as the G.I. Bill of Rights), that provided educational and financial benefits for soldiers returning home from World War II, and the 1943 bill that created the Womenís Army Corps (WAC). Since that time, women have become an important part of all branches of armed services. Her deep concern for the well-being and comfort of all veterans led her, as a personal priority, to make frequent visits to veteransí hospitals. She also fought child labor, advocated for the 48 hour work week for women at a time when there were no restrictions and pushed for equal pay for equal work. (bio by: Denise) 
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  John Jacob Rogers (1881 - 1925)*
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Lowell Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Tennyson Ave, Lot 1305
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Record added: May 27, 2003
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Edith <i>Nourse</i> Rogers
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 Added: Mar. 19, 2016

- elaine bailey
 Added: Mar. 19, 2015
A great woman and public servant. I just read a book about the 1935 hurricane that decimated the florida keys and took the lives of many vets building the road. You were one of the few who tried to unveil the coverup and corruption, even though you were s...(Read more)
- sherry
 Added: Jan. 27, 2015
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