Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Rogers, Thomas Jones

Rogers, Thomas Jones (father of William Findlay Rogers), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Waterford, Ireland, in 1781; immigrated to the United States in 1784 with his parents, who settled in Easton, Pa.; learned the printing trade; editor and owner of the Northampton Farmer 1805-1814; elected as a Democrat to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Ross; reelected to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Congresses and served from March 3, 1818, to April 20, 1824, when he resigned; trustee of Lafayette College 1826-1832; register and recorder of deeds for Northampton County, Pa., from 1828 to 1830; served as brigadier general in the State militia; United States naval officer at the port of Philadelphia; died in New York City December 7, 1832; interment in the graveyard of the New Market Street Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa., reinterment in Glenwood Cemetery in 1851.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Rogers, Thomas Jones," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1755 Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DC466BTV9Y8KNL5.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Rogers, Thomas Jones." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1755, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DC466BTV9Y8KNL5.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Rogers, Thomas Jones' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1755. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DC466BTV9Y8KNL5.