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Byron Giles Rogers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M198

Byron Giles Rogers was a Colorado Representative to the House of Representatives. He was elected as a Democrat to the 82nd and to the next 10 congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1971). He was a resident of Denver, Colorado until his death on December 31, 1983. Papers include the materials he used during his term of office. The collection includes the general, personal, departmental, legislative and miscellaneous papers relating to Roger's years in Congress.

Dates

  • 1951-1970

Creator

Extent

209 Linear Feet (209 record boxes)

Scope and Contents

The collection includes the general, personal, departmental, legislative and miscellaneous papers relating to Roger's years in Congress.

Biographical / Historical

Byron Giles Rogers was a Colorado Representative to the U. S. House of Representatives. He was born in Greenville, Texas. Rogers moved with his parents to Oklahoma in April 1902. He attended the public schools of Checotah, Oklahoma. During World War I, he served as a private in the Infantry, United States Army. He attended the University of Arkansas in 1918, the University of Oklahoma from 1919-1922, and the University of Colorado in 1923 and 1924. In 1925, he graduated from the University of Denver School of Law and practiced law in Las Animas, Colorado. He was the Attorney for the City of Las Animas from 1929-1933. He served as member of the State of Colorado House of Representatives from 1932-1935, serving as speaker of the house in 1933. He was the County Attorney for Bent County, Colorado in 1933. In addition, he was also on the legal staff of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and the National Recovery Administration in Washington, D.C. in 1933 and 1934. He served as assistant United States Attorney for Colorado 1934-1936, Attorney General from 1936-1941 and public member of the War Labor Board from 1942-1945.

Rogers was elected as a Democrat to the 82nd Congress and to the next 10 congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1971). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1970. He was a resident of Denver, Colorado until his death on December 31, 1983.

Arrangement

The collection is unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Byron Giles Rogers, 1973.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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