John Jacob Rogers
|John Jacob Rogers|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 5th district
March 4, 1913 - March 28, 1925
|Preceded by||Butler Ames|
|Succeeded by||Edith Nourse Rogers|
August 18, 1881|
March 28, 1925 43) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Edith Nourse Rogers|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||
September 12, 1918 – |
November 29, 1918
|Commands||Twenty-ninth Training Battery, Tenth Training Battalion, Field Artillery, Fourth Central Officers’ Training School|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Life and career
Rogers was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University in 1904 and from Harvard Law School in 1907. He practiced law in Lowell, starting in 1908. Rogers was a member of the Lowell city government in 1911, school commissioner in 1912, and was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death. During the First World War, Rogers enlisted on September 12, 1918, as a private with the Twenty-ninth Training Battery, Tenth Training Battalion, Field Artillery, Fourth Central Officers’ Training School, and served until honorably discharged on November 29, 1918.
Rogers is remembered as "The father of the Foreign Service" due to his sponsorship of the 1924 Foreign Service Act, also known as the Rogers Act.
His wife, Edith Nourse Rogers, succeeded him in Congress.
- United States Congress. "John Jacob Rogers (id: R000400)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John Jacob Rogers at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
| Succeeded by|
Edith Nourse Rogers