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Robert Lewis RODGERS

(1875-1960)

RODGERS, Robert Lewis, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in El Dorado, Butler County, Kans., June 2, 1875; raised on a farm near Jamestown, Mercer County, Pa.; attended district school and Fredonia (Pa.) Institute; during the War with Spain enlisted in Company K, Fifteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; taught in the district schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Erie, Erie County, Pa., in 1914 and engaged in the insurance, real estate, and mortgage business; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resided in Erie, Pa., until his death there May 9, 1960; interment in Rocky Glen Cemetery, Adamsville, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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