Walter E. Rogers

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Walter E. Rogers

Walter Edward Rogers (born July 19, 1908 in Texarkana , Arkansas , † May 31, 2001 in Naples , Florida ) was an American politician . He represented the state of Texas as a member of the US House of Representatives .


Walter Rogers graduated from Austin College in Sherman in 1926 with a Bachelor of Arts and received his doctorate in 1935 from the University of Texas at Austin . After he was admitted to the bar in 1938, he opened a practice in the pampas . He later also worked there as a public prosecutor until 1940. He then served as district attorney for the 31st judicial district of Texas between 1943 and 1947. After that, Rogers was a delegate to the Texas Democratic Convention between 1950 and 1956, and 1960. He was also a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions between 1952 and 1964.


Rogers was elected a Democrat in the 82nd and seven subsequent Congresses. His term of office lasted from January 3, 1951 to January 3, 1967. After that, he decided not to run for the 90th Congress in 1966. He returned to his old practice as a lawyer, which he practiced in Naples until his death on May 31, 2001.

During his tenure in Congress in 1956 he was involved in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto , which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.

Web links

  • Walter E. Rogers in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)