|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1772|
Havre de Grace
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1838|
Commodore Rogers was a high ranking naval officer in the United States Navy who served gallantly in the Barbary Wars in North Africa and fired the first shot of the War of 1812 while in command of his ship, USS President. He was a major force in the recapture of Washington after the capital was sacked by the British. He was promoted to Captain on March 5, 1799. His brilliant record fighting the corsairs won him appointment as Commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron in May 1805. He served under six Presidents, over four decades, during the formative years of young America. He headed the Navy Board of Commissioners from 1815 to 1824. He served briefly as Secretary of the Navy in 1823 and went on to fill other stratigic positions until his retirement in 1837. Six ships and countless numbers of public schools have been named in his honor. Commodore Rodgers established a naval dynasty with his son and several grandsons and great-grandsons becoming Commodores and Admirals in the United States Navy.
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Augustus Frederick Rodgers (1829 - 1908)*
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Created by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Record added: Jan 01, 2012
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