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Edward ROGERS

(1787-1857)

ROGERS, Edward, a Representative from New York; born in Cornwall, Conn., on May 30, 1787; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1809; moved to New York State about the close of the War of 1812; was graduated from Yale College; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Madison, N.Y.; delegate to the State convention to revise the constitution in 1822; judge of the court of common pleas for Madison County; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); resumed the practice of law; also engaged in literary pursuits; died in Galway, Saratoga County, N.Y., May 29, 1857; interment in Madison Cemetery, Madison, N.Y.

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

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