Andrew J. Rogers

Andrew Jackson Rogers ( born July 1, 1828 in Hamburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, † May 22, 1900 in New York City ) was an American politician. Between 1863 and 1867 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Andrew Rogers attended the public schools of his home. Then he was hired at a hotel and a shop. He also worked for two years as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree in 1852 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Lafayette in this profession. In 1857 he moved his residence and his law firm to Newton. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1862 he was in the fourth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George T. Cobb on March 4, 1863. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1867 two legislative sessions. During this time, ended the civil war. Rogers sat in the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, and was involved in the drafting of the 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868. In 1865, the 13th Amendment has already been approved.

1866 Rogers defeated Republican John Hill. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1867, he moved to New York where he worked as a lawyer for the city. In 1892 he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he was active as a commissioner in the police service. In 1896 he returned to New York. There he died on 22 May 1900.