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ROGERS, John, a Representative from New York; born in Caldwell, N.Y., May 9, 1813; completed preparatory studies; moved to Black Brook, Clinton County, in 1832 and engaged in the manufacture of iron; supervisor of the town of Black Brook for ten years and held other local offices; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); resumed manufacturing activities; died at the “Rogers Place,” near Fort Edward, Washington County, N.Y., May 11, 1879; interment in the family burial ground on his estate at Moreau, near Fort Henry, N.Y.

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

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