ROGERS, Sion Hart (1825-1874)

ROGERS, SION HART, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., September 30, 1825; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1846; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Raleigh; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854; solicitor of the Raleigh district of the superior court; served in the Confederate Army as a lieutenant in the Fourteenth Regiment of North Carolina State Troops in 1861; was commissioned colonel of the Forty-seventh North Carolina Infantry April 8, 1862; resigned January 5, 1863, upon being elected attorney general of the State of North Carolina; served in that capacity until 1866; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; died in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., on August 14, 1874; interment in the City Cemetery.

Duke University Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1846-1873. 113 items.
Personal and family correspondence, including his years in Congress. Card index in library.