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ROGERS, Thomas

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ROGERS, Thomas. (Fort Edward, NY, Oct. 14, 1808--Dubuque, IA, Feb. 6, 1874). Advised by Senator Henry Clay to come to Iowa, Rogers moved to Burlington in 1839 from New York. A letter of introduction to Gen. George Wallace JONES from a Burlington attorney led Rogers to open his own practice in Dubuque the same year.

A popular man, Rogers was elected to the Iowa Legislature in 1840 and again in 1842 as a Democrat. He rejected opportunities to become the Surveyor General of Iowa and, in 1855, a United States district judge.

Leaving the practice of law, he joined Caleb H. BOOTH in the manufacture of flour. After a few years of successful business he retired from the firm, but continued in the purchase of wheat.

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Source:

Andreas, A. T. Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875. Online: http://files.usgwarchives.net/ia/state/history/andreas/bios/rogers.txt