ROGERS, Edith Nourse, (1881 - 1960)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

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 Julien’s 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.


Bibliography

”Edith 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 Office, 2006.