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Charles ROGERS

(1800-1874)

ROGERS, Charles, a Representative from New York; born in Northumberland, Saratoga County, N.Y., April 30, 1800; attended Granville Academy and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar but did not engage in extensive practice; served in the State assembly in 1833 and 1837; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State senate; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Twenty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; retired from public life; affiliated with the Republican Party; died in Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls), Washington County, N.Y., January 13, 1874; interment in Union Cemetery, near Sandy Hill.

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

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