William Vann “Bill” Rogers

William Vann “Bill” Rogers

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 9 Jul 1993 (aged 81)
Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
Burial Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 6683653 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Born the son of actor Will Rogers, he graduated from Stanford University in 1935 and was owner-publisher of the Beverly Hills Citizen, California (1935-53). He also served as a 2nd Lieutenant in Field Artillery, U.S. Army (1935-42). In 1943, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress, serving until he resigned in 1944. Returning to the U.S. Army, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 814th Tank Destroyer Battalion, for the remainder of World War II. He then was active in radio, appeared on television programs and had a minor career as an actor and was most noted for playing his father in several featured films. In addition, he was chairman of the California State Park Commission (1958-62) and served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, (1967-69). Suffering with poor health after several strokes, he committed suicide at the age of 81.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6683653
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Vann “Bill” Rogers (20 Oct 1911–9 Jul 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6683653, citing Tubac Cemetery, Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .