Anthony A.C. Rogers

Anthony Astley Cooper Rogers ( born February 14, 1821 in Clarksville, Tennessee; † July 27, 1899 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American politician. Between 1869 and 1871 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Anthony Rogers enjoyed only a limited education and was then engaged in trade. In 1854 he moved to Arkansas. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to the Civil War, he was against the escape of his State of the Union and also spoke out on the relevant meeting in this sense. Due to its loyal attitude towards the Union, he was arrested and imprisoned. Only with the help of a deposit he could escape a charge of high treason.

After the capture of the State of Arkansas by Union troops Rogers was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. There, however, he was denied a seat because of the state of Arkansas had not yet been readmitted to the Union. In 1864 he moved to Chicago, where he worked in the real estate business. In 1868 he returned to Arkansas, which had been readmitted to the Union in this year.

1868 Rogers was selected in the second district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was Republican James T. Elliott replaced on March 4, 1869. Since he Republican Oliver P. Snyder defeated in the next congressional elections in 1870, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1871. After his time in Congress, Rogers was 1881-1885 postmaster in Pine Bluff. Otherwise, he was more active in trade. In 1888 he moved to Los Angeles, where he spent his twilight years. He is also passed away in July 1899.