|Oil on canvas, Howard Chandler Christy, 1950, Collection of U.S.
House of Representatives.
ROGERS, Edith Nourse, (wife of John Jacob Rogers),
a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Saco, York County,
Maine, March 19, 1881; graduated from the Rogers Hall School, Lowell, Mass.;
graduated from Madame Juliens School, Paris, France; volunteered, American Red
Cross, 1917-1922; Presidential inspector of veterans hospitals, 1922-1923;
president, board of trustees, Rogers Hall School, Lowell, Mass.; elected as a
Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of her husband, United States Representative John Jacob Rogers; reelected to
the Seventieth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (June 30,
1925-September 10, 1960); chair, Committee on Veterans Affairs (Eightieth and
Eighty-third Congresses); died on September 10, 1960, in Boston, Mass.;
interment in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
BibliographyEdith Nourse Rogers in
Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of
the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History &
Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing