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Dwight Laing ROGERS

(1886-1954)

ROGERS, Dwight Laing, (father of Paul G. Rogers), a Representative from Florida; born near Reidsville, Tattnall County, Ga., August 17, 1886; attended the public schools and Locust Grove Institute at Locust Grove, Ga.; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1909 and from the law department of Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1910; was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Ocilla, Ga.; moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1925 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1930-1938, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his death; had been reelected to the Eighty-fourth Congress; died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., December 1, 1954; interment in Lauderdale Memorial Park.

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

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