Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Rogers, Anthony Astley Cooper

Rogers, Anthony Astley Cooper, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Clarksville, Sumner County, Tenn., February 14, 1821; received a limited schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Arkansas in 1854; candidate of the Union supporters for delegate to the State convention in 1861; earnestly opposed secession; arrested for his loyalty, was imprisoned, and forced to give bond to answer the charge of "treason against the Confederate Government"; elected to the Thirty-eighth Congress but was not allowed to take his seat, his State not having been readmitted; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1864 and engaged in the real-estate business; returned to Arkansas in 1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; postmaster at Pine Bluff, Ark., from January 7, 1881, to July 24, 1885; again engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1888 and died there July 27, 1899; interment in Rosedale Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Rogers, Anthony Astley Cooper," 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.1753 Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBXDI1XHAM7AJC3.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Rogers, Anthony Astley Cooper." 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.1753, Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBXDI1XHAM7AJC3.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Rogers, Anthony Astley Cooper' 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.1753. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBXDI1XHAM7AJC3.