Description

Black and white sketch of John N. Rodgers, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Congressman and U.S. judge

John H. Rogers

Born 1845 in North Carolina.. When he was seven years old his parents moved to Mississippi where he was educated…. He enlisted at the age of 16 in the Confederate Army… Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1868.... He located at Fort Smith.

Elected circuit judge 1877 and in 1882 elected to congress.. Was re-elected three times.. Succeeded the noted Isaac parker as U.S. district judge in 1896.. Remained on the bench until his death, April 17, 1911.. He gained a national reputation through his controversies with the speaker of the house, T.B. Reed.. Was successful in gaining military reservation at Ft. Smith for the public schools of that city.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 55

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John N. Rodgers, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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