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Thomas Jones Rogers

For other people of the same name, see Thomas Rogers (disambiguation).

Thomas Jones Rogers (1781 – December 7, 1832) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Thomas J. Rogers (father of William Findlay Rogers) was born in Waterford, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1784 with his parents, who settled in Easton, Pennsylvania. He learned the printing trade and was editor and owner of the Northampton Farmer from 1805 to 1814.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1815 to 1818.[1] Rogers was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Ross. He was reelected to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Congresses and served until April 20, 1824, when he resigned.

He served as a trustee of Lafayette College from 1826 to 1832. He was a register and recorder of deeds for Northampton County, Pennsylvania, from 1828 to 1830. He served as brigadier general in the State militia and as United States naval officer at the port of Philadelphia. He died in New York City in 1832. Interment in the graveyard of the New Market Street Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Reinterment in Glenwood Cemetery in 1851.

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Preceded by
John Ross
Samuel D. Ingham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

1818–1823
1818–1822 alongside: Samuel Moore
1822–1823 alongside: Samuel D. Ingham
Succeeded by
Robert Harris
Preceded by
John Tod
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

1823–1824
alongside: Samuel D. Ingham
Succeeded by
Samuel D. Ingham
George Wolf

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