Sion Hart Rogers

Sion Hart Rogers ( * September 30, 1825 in Raleigh, North Carolina; † August 14, 1874 ) was an American politician. Between 1853 and 1855, and again from 1871 to 1873, he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Sion Rogers attended the public schools of his home and then studied until 1846 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1848 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Raleigh to work in this profession. Politically, Rogers joined the Whig party to. In the congressional elections of 1852 he was in the fourth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Morehead on March 4, 1853. Since he resigned in 1854 to run again, he could prefer to take only one term in Congress until March 3, 1855. This was determined by the events and discussions that preceded the Civil War.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives was Rogers prosecutor in the judicial district of Raleigh. During the Civil War he served until 1863 in the Army of the Confederacy, in which it brought to the colonel. Between 1863 and 1866, he served as Attorney General of the State of North Carolina. After the dissolution of the Whigs in the 1850s, Rogers became a member of the Democratic Party. In 1868 he applied unsuccessfully to return to Congress.

In the elections of 1870, Rogers was but then again elected as a Democrat in the fourth district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he replaced John Manning on March 4, 1871. In 1872 he was defeated by Republican William Alexander Smith. Sion Rogers died on August 14, 1874 in his hometown of Raleigh, where he was also buried.