Roger C. Slaughter

Roger Caldwell Slaughter (* 17 July 1905 in Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri, † June 2, 1974 ) was an American politician. Between 1943 and 1947 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Roger Slaughter attended the public schools in Independence and then studied until 1928 at Princeton University. After a subsequent law degree at the Kansas City Law School in 1932 and was admitted to his lawyer, he began in Kansas City to work in this profession. Between 1932 and 1936 he was deputy prosecutor in the local Jackson County. From 1940 to 1942 he served on the board of the school district of Kansas City.

Politically Slaughter was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1942 he was in the fifth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joe Shannon on January 3, 1943. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1947 two legislative sessions. These were determined by the events of the Second World War and its immediate consequences.

1946 Slaughter has not been nominated for re-election. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1960 and 1962 he was a board member of his party in Missouri. Since 1972, he served as a judge in Lafayette County. Roger Slaughter died on June 2, 1974 on his farm near Odessa.