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Dwight L Rogers

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Preceded by  District created
Party  Democratic Party
Political party  Democratic
Succeeded by  Paul Rogers
Name  Dwight Rogers
Resigned  December 1, 1954
Role  U.S. representative

Dwight L. Rogers
Born  August 17, 1886 Reidsville, Georgia (1886-08-17)
Died  December 1, 1954, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Dwight Laing Rogers (August 17, 1886 – December 1, 1954) was a U.S. Representative from Florida.

Born near Reidsville, Georgia, Rogers attended the public schools and Locust Grove Institute at Locust Grove, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1909 and from the law department of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1910. He was admitted to the bar the same year and began commenced practice in Ocilla, Georgia. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1925 and continued the practice of law.

He served as member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1930 to 1938, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1933.

Rogers was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his death.

He died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1954, and was interred in Lauderdale Memorial Park. He was the father of Paul G. Rogers.

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Dwight L. Rogers Wikipedia


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