ROGERS, James, (1795 - 1873)


ROGERS, James, a Representative from South Carolina; born in what is now Goshen Hill Township, Union County, S.C., October 24, 1795; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1813; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Yorkville (now York), S.C.; held various local offices; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); died in South Carolina on December 21, 1873; interment in what was formerly called the Irish Graveyard at Kings Creek A.R.P. Church near Newberry, S.C.