John Henry Rogers

John Henry Rogers

Roxobel, Bertie County, North Carolina, USA
Death 16 Apr 1911 (aged 65)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 18893581 · View Source
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US Congressman. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army as a Private in Company H, 9th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. He saw a considerable amount of action and was wounded twice. Rogers was awarded a battlefield commission as First Lieutenant for gallantry at Franklin, Tennessee, he was nineteen years old at the time. After the war he immediately entered college, graduated from the University of Mississippi and was admitted to the bar in 1868. In 1869, Rogers joined Judge William Walker's law office in Fort Smith, Arkansas and became a partner. When the Twelfth Judicial Circuit was created in 1877, he was elected circuit judge serving until 1882. In 1883, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1891. He declined to be a candidate for re-nomination and resumed the practice of law in Fort Smith. In 1892, he served as the chairman for the Arkansas Democratic State convention and the Democratic National Convention. In 1896, President Grover Cleveland appointed Rogers United States district judge for the western district of Arkansas. His reputation as a federal judge was of honesty, integrity and he was respected as an aggressive advocacy. He served on the bench until his death from a heart attack.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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