ROGERS, Andrew Jackson, (1828 - 1900)


ROGERS, Andrew Jackson, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Hamburg, Sussex County, N.J., July 1, 1828; attended the common schools; employed as clerk in a hotel and in a country store; engaged in teaching for two years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in La Fayette, Sussex County, N.J.; moved to Newton, N.J., in 1857 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; moved to New York City in 1867 and became counsel for the city in important litigation; moved to Denver, Colo., in 1892; served as police commissioner of the city of Denver; returned to New York City in 1896 and died there on May 22, 1900; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.