Rogers, John Henry (b. 1845)
John Henry Rogers, of Fort Smith, was born in Bertie County, North Carolina, October 9, 1845; in 1852 his parents removed to Mississippi; in March, 1862, he joined the Ninth Mississippi Regiment, Volunteers, Confederate States Army, as a private; was promoted to First lieutenant in same regiment, and served through the war; was educated at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, and at the University of Mississippi, at Oxford, graduating at the latter college in the class of 1868; was admitted to practise law at Canton, Mississippi, in 1868; in 1869 removed to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he has since resided and practised his profession; in 1877 was elected Circuit Judge; was re-elected in 1878, and resigned in May, 1882; and Was elected to the Forty-eighth and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 16,256 votes against 11,324 votes for Sarber, Republican.
1. U. S. Congressional Directory, Washington, D. C., 1886, page 8.
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